A loan of $200 helped to buy chickens.

Soledad's story

Soledad, 31, lives with Percy, her husband of ten years. They have two children she cares for in a rented house in Batanyacu.

Her business is selling chicken. Every dawn she starts her work separating it by size, kind and quality. Together with her husband she takes the meat to various restaurants, stores, supermarkets and other places where it’s sold. This is a very profitable business because she's one of the few suppliers in the zone and since she delivers to the businesses this service yields many regular customers. In addition, at night she sells hamburgers and fried fast food at her doorstep thus obtaining extra profits.

With the aim of increasing profits she plans for the near future to start raising the chickens herself to sell the meat and this way not have to buy them from other farms. She will also start to raise guinea pigs since guinea pig meat is consumed very much in her zone.

She belongs to the “Las Mujeres Del Éxito” (Women of Success) group and this is her first MFP loan. She is grateful for the support she’s getting because she acquires the working capital she needs to work and make business progress. She promises to be punctual with her installment payments because the members of her association are supportive, responsible people.

Soledad will use the requested money to buy more chickens to sell their meat.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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