A loan of $575 helped to repair her roof which has deteriorated due to the constant rain in the area.

Maria Isabel's story

María, 34, lives with her common-law husband and two children in her own house in the district of Tambogrande, in an agricultural part of the district, in the province of Piura, about three and a half hours from the city of Chiclayo, capital of the Lambayeque Region.

She raises sheep and poultry in farmyards near her house, feeding them natural grains and fodder; and once they reach full development she sells them to merchants who visit the area. Also, her husband has land where he grows corn and beans. He also works on an organic banana plantation in his community. The income they have from their business allows them to support their family economically.

The loan will be used to buy corrugated iron to repair the roof of their house, since it has deteriorated due to the constant rain.

María's goal is to continue growing her business so she can gradually improve her family's quality of life. The people who know her believe she is a quiet, responsible person.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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