A loan of $750 helped to buy small animals.

Primitiva's story

Primitiva, aged 35, lives together with Sergio, aged 35. They have two children, Mirla and Nelsi. The family lives together in their own home, located in the town of Ricrican.

"I feel fortunate to be able to continue with my goals at a steady pace," she says happily. Primitiva's main occupation is the purchase and sale of small animals such as pigs, chickens, sheep and guinea pigs. She fattens them so she can later resell them in the central market in the town of Tarma.

However, a year ago she bought a car with which she provides public transport, covering the routes from Palcamayo to Tarma. Primitiva has been very successful in this business, because as she mentions, there is little access to the remote villages in the area. It is from these remote villages that the majority of people need to get to town to buy food and groceries, to negotiate regarding their crops, and to do other types of independent work. Therefore, she recently completed the purchase of a further vehicle, with which she is now earning additional profits, but she is continuing to save money as she has run out of working capital for new acquisition.

She belongs to the communal bank "Mirando a un Futuro Mejor", ("Looking for a Better Future"), and this is her third loan through MFP, where she feels happy to be able to share her success with the other members. This is the reason that she is grateful for the support of all of you, and promises to be punctual in her repayments.

On receiving your support, Primitiva will invest in the purchase of several smaller animals to continue with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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