A loan of $950 helped to purchase nutritional feed, animals and to repair her corrals.

Maria Olinda's story

María is a 24 year old woman who lives in a common law relationship and has two minor children who are dependent on her. She lives with her partner and children in their own home in the San Isidro neighborhood in Mórrope District, in Lambayeque Department. The quality of life in the community is at the subsistence level. Most are independent workers engaged in trade, animal husbandry and also agriculture. Their only basic service is electricity and they consume water from artesian wells. All the families live under these conditions.

María’s primary activity is raising and selling animals such as sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. She feeds them nutritious feed in corrals that are outside the house. She has had sufficient experience in this type of business where she markets the animals to wholesale traders in the area. Her partner is a farmer, which enables him to help with basic necessities.

María is applying for a loan of S/. 2,500 and will use it to purchase nutritional feed, chickens, pigs and goats to raise, and to repair her corrals. Currently she has proposed expanding her inventory in order to improve her standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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