A loan of $575 helped to purchase balanced animal feed, and to maintain the pens for her animals.

Silvia's story

Silvia, 27, lives with her partner and their two dependent children in their own home. The livelihood of her community is based on subsistence agriculture, with most residence being self employed and involved in trade, small animal husbandry and agriculture. Silvia lives in the village of La Colorada, Morrope district, in the administrative division of Lambayeque. She has basic electricity services, and collects consumable water from an artesian well. All the families who live there live in these conditions.

Silvia breeds and sells pigs. She breeds the animals in pens outside her home. She has two years experience in this trade, and has kept her established clientele. She sells her animals to wholesalers in her area, and her partner supports her in her business.

Silvia is now seeking to increase her inventory in relation to breeding and selling animals. As this is a very profitable activity in her area, she is requesting a new loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1,500 soles which will be used to purchase feed and to maintain the animal pens, which in time will allow her to continue to improve the standard of living for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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