A loan of $1,350 helped to purchase a dairy cow, and improve the breeding pens for his animals.


Lorenzo's story

38-year-old Lorenzo lives with his partner and their young son in their own home. He tells us that life in his community is based on subsistence. Most residents are self-employed, engaging in trade and small animal husbandry. Some are also involved in agriculture.

Lorenzo lives in his own house in the village of Bodegones, San Jose, in the administrative division of Lambayeque. He has basic electricity services and receives consumable water via an artesian well. In this village, approximately 150 families live in these conditions.

Lorenzo is a trader. He breeds, fattens and sells small animals such as poultry, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and guinea pigs. He raises the animals in pens outside his home, and markets them either in the local market and / or at animal wholesalers. Lorenzo has 8 years of experience in his business, which has helped him keep his established clientele. His partner supports him a lot in his activities, and they have a good family relationship.

Lorenzo is now seeking to increase his inventory with regard to marketing, fattening and selling small animals. This is a very profitable activity in his area, and therefore he is requesting a new loan in the amount of 3,500 soles. The loan will be used to purchase a dairy cow, sow the pasture and improve the breeding pens for his animals. In time, this will help him to continue to improve the standard of living for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig


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