A loan of $650 helped buy guinea pigs.

Hilda's story

Hilda is an ordinary woman, 47 years old, and married to Moisés. They have 5 children, for whom she has a lot of love and affection. But she lives with only 2 of them (Shirley and Mayra) in her own house, located in San Pedro de Cajas. From the time she was young, she has engaged in knitting, which is typical in that area. Most of her items are caps of varying designs, sizes, and colors. She markets them in Lima, where demand is high, and also takes cheese and other snacks to sell to others who are marketing their wares. She states that a short time ago, she closed her food stall, for things weren’t going well, for which reason she started to move into raising guinea pigs (wholesale and retail). Although the startup has presented some difficulties, she is not discouraged, because she knows that with hard work and willingness, everything works out. She has now started to improve her strain with purebred guinea pigs, so as to sell them at a higher price. But, as she says, “without foregoing knitting,” since this is an activity that offers enjoyment and extra income. She belongs to the Telarmachay communal bank, and this is her ninth loan with MFP, where she is hoping for the support of all of you in order to pursue her objective. She also promises to be punctual in paying the installments.
If she has your support, Hilda will use the money requested to purchase guinea pigs, to continue with the careful raising of these little animals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Jane Wilkie

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