A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase cattle, sheep, and goats to fatten.


Manuel Alexander's story

Manuel is in a common law marriage and has two children, ages 2 and 8. He lives with his family in the village of Sincape in the district of Olmos, province of Lambayeque. The country community has about 150 houses with electricity and water services. In addition, they have a church and a school.

Manuel works mainly in the marketing of animals and has ten years of experience in this business. During the week, he buys cattle and sells it on Fridays in the city of Chiclayo. The animals that he usually sells are sheep, goats, poultry, guinea pigs, rabbits, and pigs. Manuel also raises animals. At the time of the evaluation, he had bought guinea pigs and pigs during the weekend. In addition, during his spare time, Manuel drives a motorcycle taxi, covering the route from Sincape-Olmos and back.

He is requesting a loan in the amount of 3,000 nuevos soles and will invest it in the purchase of cattle to fatten, specifically sheep and goats. Due to the rain in Olmos, there is abundant grass so the cost of raising animals is zero. For this reason, he estimates purchasing them small and taking them to market within four months. In this way, he will improve living conditions for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz


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