A loan of $1,150 helped to buy more small chickens to start a new round of growing, to renovate some watering areas, and to buy feed.

Orsa's story

Orsa is 43 years old. She is a happy, enthusiastic, and enterprising woman. Her partner, Alfonso, is a storekeeper and together they have five children. They live in the house she bought with the help of her partner and where they continually strive to get ahead.

She works raising chickens, which she does on her own land where she has set up a shed that can hold up to 300 chickens. She believes that her work requires a lot of patience and a real aptitude. When the right amount of time has passed and the birds have reached their ideal weight, she takes them in special cages to the city's market to sell. She has been doing this work for four years, which was time she needed and that has allowed her to fall into the rhythm of her work and to learn the selling techniques that allow her to earn more. She has the complete help of her older children and her partner. What she likes about her work are the profits she receives from her sales, which allow her to cover her daily household expenses. What she does not like is that the price of chicken feed is not stable and from one minute to the next it can go up, which means she has to spend more. Nevertheless, this does not deter her from her work.

This is her sixth loan with MFP and she has always been a very good member of her communal bank, where she is well-liked for being very responsible and supportive. She is thankful for being offered this loan, as it will support her in continuing with her business.

With the requested loan of 3,000 nuevos soles she will buy more small chickens to start a new round of growing. She will also renovate some watering areas and buy feed.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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