A loan of $550 helped to purchase animals such as guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and pigs.

Mario's story

Mario is a native of the city of Urubama and is a father of two children. He is 50 years old and lives with his wife in a house in Urubamba, department of Cusco, Peru. This area is known for being a tourist zone rich with livestock and agriculture, and the skillful and hard-working people identify with the local saying: "Peru's Archaeological Province." Mario has more than six years of experience as Urubamba's chief registrar and can be found fulfilling his duties from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. He also makes a living raising small animals and is requesting a loan of 1,500 soles from Kiva partner Asociación Arariwa that he plans to use to purchase more animals, such as guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and pigs, so he can increase his capital. This will allow him to expand his business and earn more profits he can put toward the well-being of his two children. Mario has a good reputation with Asociación Arariwa since in the past he has repaid his various loans punctually and responsibly.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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