A loan of $575 helped to buy balanced feed and repair the pen where she keeps her turkeys.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 54 years old. She lives in her own house, and her children are already independent. Her house, which lacks basic utility services, is located in the district of TambogranD. in the department of Piura. Typical activities in this area are farming, ranching and handicraft production.

For the past 5 years, Mercedes has worked raising and selling domestic birds (exclusively turkeys). The enclosure for her birds is located behind her house, and she feeds them balanced feed and natural grains. Once they reach their optimal size, she can offer them to her customers, and with the income she obtains from this, she is able cover her household expenses.

She has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1500 Peruvian new soles to buy balanced feed and to carry out some repairs to her animal enclosure. Once her birds are fattened up, she sells them at the various markets in her area, with the aim of obtaining a better price and thus having more money in order to have a better quality of life. Mercedes is a hard-working and dedicated person, and the only thing she wants is to help her family get ahead in life, especially her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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