A loan of $975 helped to buy animal feed for her birds.

Marisa Isabel's story

Marisa is a 32 year old woman who lives in Chiclayo with her little son, who she loves and is her highest priority in life. She is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to rise above. Thanks to her effort, she was able to study a technical degree in cosmetology. In her free time she lives to watch educational programs and news broadcats on television, and occasionally she cooks a delicious duck stew to share with her family.

With a lot of determination and enthusiasm, and thanks to the teachings of her mother, Marisa started her small business of raising and selling ducks and turkey. She gets up early every day to begin her work. She can work for approximately 12 hours dao;y and thinks that it is going well due to the care and cleaning she gives to her birds.

Marisa finds herself very grateful to the borrowers on Kiva. She is thankful for the help that will be enable her to buy animal food for her birds. This way, Marisa will have well-fed and cared for birds to better develop her business. She hopes to be able to increase her sells and her income like this, which would allow her to have a wider farm in the not-so-distant future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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