A loan of $200 helped to buy chickens.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a member of “Ahorro es progreso” (Saving is Progress), a Communal Bank of Saylla, a district of the town of Cusco, Peru. She is married and she has 4 children, and she keeps on engaging in breeding small animals, particularly chickens, selling them to the different restaurants of her district. Mercedes has been engaging in breeding small animals for a few years, and thanks to this activity she can provide for her household and her children, supporting her husband who works in a different line of business. In this occasion she will use the loan she has requested to capitalize her activity by buying more chickens. Mercedes is deeply grateful to KIVA for allowing her to give an education to her children and for helping her supporting herself and developing her activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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