A loan of $750 helped to buy balanced feed and small animals to breed.

Maria Fortunata's story

María, aged 42, is married and the mother of three children. She lives in her own house in the rural area of the district of Pacora in the province of Lambayeque. She has been breeding and selling small animals for over ten years. She keeps the animals in the backyard of her house, and when they reach an appropriate weight she sells them to the general public and to merchants who come to her area.

María wants to expand her business by buying more animals and balanced feed. She wants that her animals reach a better weight and size in order to sell them at a higher price. Therefore she thought that she should take out a loan of 2000 new soles from the microfinance institution Edpyme Alternativa. Thanks to this investment she hopes to expand her business and earn enough profit to continue to support her husband with household expenses. María is a long-standing client of Edpyme Alternativa and has always been punctual with her repayments. In addition, she has good references from her neighbors and customers, because she is very reliable in her business commitments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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