A loan of $775 helped to purchase animals, feed and beverages.

Roxana Elizabeth's story

Roxana is 25 years old, married and has two children. She lives in her own home with her children and husband. It is mentioned that the quality of life in her community is that of subsistence. The majority of the inhabitants are independent workers who make a living in agriculture, livestock and raising small animals, and some also are involved in commerce. Roxana lives in the hamlet of Escute, district of Pacora, department of Lamayeque in a home that only has basic electric and water services. Nearly all of the families in the hamlet live under these conditions. Roxana makes a living raising and selling small animals and also sells beverages (soft drinks, beer and chica de jora, a traditional local drink) out of her home, where she tends to faithful customers. She has two years of experience, which has allowed her to maintain a clientele in both businesses. Her husband is a barber and also arduously supports Roxana in her activities as part of a good relationship between them. Currently, Roxana wants to expand the inventory of her small businesses since they are very lucrative ones for her area. It's for this reason she is requesting a new loan from Kiva partner Edpyme Alternativa, which she plans to use to purchase animals (goats and poultry) and to stock her beverage business a little bit more. In time, this will allow her to improve her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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