A loan of $750 helped to buy goats and nutritious food for them.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 58 and lives with his wife in his own home. He has 2 children that he supports. He lives in the area of the town of Las Juntas in the Pacora district. They have electricity and running water in their home. The place where he lives is a small community with approximately 200 families.

Mercedes makes a living by raising and selling animals in the Pacora area. He has experience with this business. In particular, he sells goats and pigs. He is helped by his wife, who also receives agricultural income because she works as a day laborer. The amount of the requested loan is 2,000 PEN, which he will invest in the purchase of animals, especially goats. He will also buy feed for his animals. This is with the goal of fattening them, of having more livestock, and of increasing the value of his products so he can increase his profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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