A loan of $1,375 helped to rent land for rice cultivation.

Walberto's story

Walberto is 42 years old, unmarried and has four children of school age. He has his own house which is located in Lambayeque, an area that has a moderate commercial activity. It belongs to the province of the same name and is located twenty minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

The activity that Walberto carries out is the breeding and selling of animals. The business is located in the back part of his house. When they have reached a good level of development he offers them for sale to the merchants who frequently visit the area. This activity provides a stable source of income for him with which he can help his young family get ahead. In addition, he works in agriculture and he sells rice.

Walberto has requested 3,500 “nuevo soles” (PEN) from Edpyme Alternativa to invest in renting one hectare of farm land to plant rice. Additionally his partner wishes to buy medium-sized turkeys for fattening and then selling in December for the Christmas season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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