A loan of $1,075 helped to buy ten pigs.

Norma's story

Norma, 27, has been living in a rented house for the last six years with her husband, Jhon, and their three children.

A short time ago she started to buy and sell livestock. Prior to starting this business she was helping her husband with his occupation in construction. “He has many contracts; he’s very busy,” she comments. She decided to have a business of her own because her objective is to save money so that she can buy a house. Her work consists in buying animals that she fattens up to then sell at a higher price. What she likes best is to buy pigs because their care is much simpler and demand is always high during local festivities.

She belongs to the “Pueblo Nuevo” (New Town) communal bank and this is her fifth MFP loan. She feels good working in her communal bank because she gets advice on improving her crops since they are all farmers like her. Also, she promises to be punctual with her installment payments. Norma will use the money from this loan to buy ten pigs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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