A loan of $950 helped to buy animal feed, animals, fruit and vegetables.


Artemio's story

Artemio, 53, lives in his own house made from insubstantial materials in a traditional style with his wife and one of his daughters who is 17-years-old. He lives in a rural zone in northern Peru. This is his second loan with Kiva’s support and the first one was a total success because it helped him consolidate his fruit and vegetable business.

His community’s quality of life is at the subsistence level. Most are independent workers in commerce and raise animals. Some also work in agriculture. Within his family environment there are humble conditions but quite a strong will for his work activities and neighborly cooperation. His main commercial activity is selling vegetables. He has ten years’ experience in this line of work. He buys corn and lentils from nearby fields to then sell in the cities of Chiclayo and Lambayeque. He also has one hectare of corn planted next to his house. His spouse also raises small farm animals, mostly ducks that are sold in the city of Chiclayo 45 days after hatching.

This time the loan (1,000 soles) will be used partly to buy animal feed and small farm animals to raise and the rest as working capital in his vegetable and fruit business to thus improve both his and his family’s quality of life. Artemio was very responsible with his previous loan’s repayment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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