A loan of $1,150 helped to buy animals and animal feed.

Martha Elena's story

Martha, 37, is married with children in her care; she lives in her own house with her spouse and children in the rural part of Mochumí District in Lambayeque Province. They only have electricity and water is obtained from artesian wells; most of the families live under these conditions.

Martha’s main activity is buying and selling animals like pigs, goats, chickens and turkeys that she fattens up with feed concentrate and when they reach exact size and weight she sells them to local wholesale merchants; she has experience in this type of business. She also sells clothes like t-shirts, pants, briefs, etc. She has this business at home and it allows her to earn extra income.

The amount of the loan María is requesting is 3,000 new soles to buy animals (turkeys, ducks, goats and pigs) and nutritionally balanced feed (corn, polvillo [made from rice], Purina and vitamins).

She’s set the goal for herself of increasing her business because it’s quite profitable in the zone; this will allow her to improve her family’s quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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