A loan of $375 helped to buy guinea pigs.

Josefina's story

Josefina was born in Urubamba Province but lives in the town of Rumichaca Baja. This town is located in the District and Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco, in Peru.

Josefina is 36 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has two children. She engages in different types of business activities such as working at a tourist restaurant, farming, and raising small animals. Josefina will buy guinea pigs for 15 PEN/pair and then raise them for the next 100 days until they reach one kilo in weight. Afterwards, she will sell each guinea pig for 25 PEN. Josefina is taking this opportunity to request a loan to buy more guinea pigs. Her dream is to buy a car.

Josefina is a member of the group “Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja” which consists of 19 members who live in the town of Rumichaca Baja where they engage in their business activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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