A loan of $725 helped to buy more animals and the appropriate balanced feed.

Jose Mercedes's story

José Mercedes is 37 years old, single, and lives in his own home together with his two dependent children. He lives in a poor, urban area in Mórrope district and his home has piped water. The place in which he lives is a small community which houses approximately 100 families.

José Mercedes sells animals - mainly kids (baby goats) but also other animals. He keeps them in an area behind his home. When they have reached a good level of development he offers them for sale to the traders who always visit his area. He carries out his business from home. José Mercedes has been in this business for five years and so he knows his work really well.

José Mercedes would like to buy more animals and the appropriate feed for them as he would like to expand his business in the area. He already has an established customer base. He is requesting a loan for 2,000 Peruvian soles from Edpyme Alternativa in order to achieve his goals.

José Mercedes is an existing client of Edpyme Alternativa and he has always shown himself to be responsible and punctual. He also has good references from people who know him. They describe him as a calm and honest person.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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