A loan of $775 helped to purchase balanced food and invest in the health of his livestock.

Jose Esgard's story

José, 22, is a young entrepreneur living in Tambogrande District in northern Perú. He and his parents live in this zone which is noted for agriculture, animal husbandry and crafts. This is the second loan José gets with support from Kiva having shown great responsibility with the payment of his previous loan. Given the great success with his previous loan he’s looking for a new 2000 sol loan to buy nutritionally balanced feed for his livestock thus consolidating his business.

José has been raising and selling farm animals like sheep and pigs for a year. He has spacious corrals for his animals and he feeds them nutritionally balanced feed and natural grasses to fatten them up and then sell them to his customers at a good price earning income to cover his personal expenses. In addition, he’s also a tamarind and firewood merchant. He sells them in various parts of the valley. He has three years’ experience in his business. His mother is backing this loan; she has a parcel of land where she grows mangoes, passion fruit, cocoa beans and lemons.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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