A loan of $1,500 helped to buy balanced feed and water troughs for her animals.

Juana's story

Juana, 46 years old, is an admirable woman. She lives in the company of Rafael, her husband of 29 years. Together they have four children, but they only live with one of them, Jhon, whom she takes care of in her home, located in the town of Florida.

The business she does is diverse; from the sale of casual clothing and footwear, which she has done for three years, to the making of cakes. But the activity she likes most is raising chickens. According to count, the raising of 200 to 300 animals, which she cares for from when they are babies. That is where Juana centers her secret. So that it does not die without a copy, it is that for the first three months she strengthens them with vitamins and injections in order to prevent sickness. "I care for them like my children," she says. Therefore, she feels very sad when they reach the month in which she has to sell all her chickens, which have grown. Her business is doing well since she sells to a well known restaurant and to regular customers who are connoisseurs in the good quality of its meat.

Now, she wants to increase the raising of chickens by double. Knowing that she will obtain it, she has already made the first step of implementing her land, where she will begin to raise the animals in partnership with her daughter. "To do this I will have to invest a large amount of money," she concludes.

She belongs to the solidarity group "Tambo al progreso" and this is her fourth loan with MFP, where she is very happy to know that she has financial support. Furthermore, she likes being part of her association because they are responsible people and work together in solidarity. Upon receiving the support, she will invest the money requested in purchasing balanced feed, "tolvas" (a kind of long bag used so that animals can feed), and water troughs, so that she can care for her animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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