A loan of $1,100 helped to buy animals and supplies for her livestock business.


Eufemia's story

Eufemia, 45, and her husband and children live in a house they own in the Peruvian "departamento" of Lambayeque. The house is basic, with no electricity. Most people in the area scrape by on incomes from farming, raising livestock and tourist services. (The area is known for its beautiful religious festivals.) Eufemia has earned her living for many years raising and selling livestock: pigs, cattle and poultry. The yard where she raises the animals is behind her house. It's near and spacious. She feeds the animals on a balanced diet of grass and natural grains. When they're ready for market, she sells them at one of the local fairs. The income from the sales contributes to supporting her family. Eufemia is applying to Edpyme Alternativa for a 3000 new soles loan that she will use to buy more animals and the other supplies she needs for her business. The extra income that she will earn will go to repaying the loan and improving the lives of her family. Eufemia is a hard-working and responsible woman and her only wish is that her business continue to grow so that she can go on helping her family get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman


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