A loan of $1,700 helped to buy a motorcycle with an attached truck bed to transport her products.

Jesus Joaquina's story

Jesus is a 45 year-old woman who is married and has 3 children in her care. She lives in her own house with her husband. Her house is located in the rural La Pala settlement in Tambogrande district, and does not have electricity. This is a small community that contains about 90 families.

Jesus has a business raising and selling cattle and small animals (goats, pigs and poultry). She raises them until they are the right size and weight to sell in the local market. She has been doing this type of work for about 6 years. Her business is located in back of her house, and she learned this trade from her parents. In addition, her husband is a farmer who cultivates mangoes, lemons and cocoa on his own land. He is an excellent farmer, and this allows him to obtain extra income. She is requesting a loan of 4,000 Peruvian soles. This money will be used to invest in the purchase of a motorcycle with an attached truck bed that she needs to transport her products to the market, and she will also use the loan to make some improvements to her animal pens. This will allow her to improve her standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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