A loan of $1,100 helped to buy poultry and supplies to care for them.

Cirilo's story

Cirilo, 67, lives with his wife. The family house, in the Peruvian "departamento" of Lambayeque, has electricity and running water. Lambayeque is a rural area and the people there work at farming, livestock-rearing and making and selling handicrafts.

Cirilo has made a living raising and selling sheep for many years. He keeps them in a pen outside his house. The pen is large and well-ordered. He feeds the animals a balanced diet that includes pasture grass. The diet is important for optimizing growth and for ensuring that he gets the best price for the sheep at local markets. The more he earns, the easier he can pay his household expenses.

He is applying to Edpyme Alternativa for a 3000 new soles loan that he will use to buy more animals--poultry--and the feed that he needs to care for them. He will use the extra income to repay the loan and improve his standard of living. Cirilio is a hard-working and responsible man who only wants his wife to have a few nice things.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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