A loan of $575 helped to purchase balanced feed.

Maria Emilse's story

María is 34 years old. She lives with her husband and five children in her own house, located in a rural village where the inhabitants work exclusively in cattle-raising and farming. The village is called Charan Coposo CP-7 54, and belongs to the district of Tambogrande, in the province of Piura. For many years, María has been raising, fattening, and marketing sheep and poultry and traveling throughout the surrounding villages to sell them. Her husband helps her daily with these activities and in turn, he helps generate other income by working on his own farm as well as other farms in the surrounding villages. At the present time, María is requesting a loan in the amount of 1500 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa. She plans to use the funds to purchase balanced feed so that her cattle will grow faster and gain more weight. This will enable her to earn higher profits and meet her household responsibilities. The neighbors regard her as a hard-working woman struggling to get her family ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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