A loan of $775 helped compra de ganado caprino y pastos para engordarlos y venderlos.

Hilda Cecilia's story

Hilda is 42 years old, is in a common-law marriage, and lives with her daughter and spouse in their own house. She says that the quality of life in her community is at a subsistence level. Most residents are independent workers who work in commercial activities or raising small animals, and some of them also work in agriculture. Hilda lives in her own home in the small village of Mocape, within the district of Olmos, in the department of Lambayeque. She also doesn't have access to basic electricity service, and they get their water from a manual well. All of the families who reside there also live in these conditions.

Hilda's commercial activity is raising, fattening, and selling small animals, such as fowl and goats. She raises these animals in farmyards outside her home. However, she says that she sells them both at the local market and/or to wholesale buyers. Notably, Hilda has 10 years of experience, which has allowed her to maintain an established customer base in the business. Her spouse also supports her in this type of business, where they have a good family relationship.

Currently Hilda intends to expand her inventory regarding raising and selling animals (goats and fowl), due to the fact that this is a very cost-effective activity in her area. Because of these circumstances, she is requesting a new loan from Edpyme Alternativa, in the amount of 2000 nuevos soles, which she will use to purchase balanced feed to fatten her animals, vitamins, and to fix up her farmyards. This in time will allow her to gradually improve her family's living standard.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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