A loan of $1,175 helped to fix up the front of his house and to purchase balanced feed for his animals as well as fertilizers for his crop.


Marco Antonio's story

Marco is 34 years old. He's in a common law marriage and has three children under his care. He lives with his family in a house he owns in the settlement of Monteverde Bajo, which belongs to the district of Tambogrande. Marco lives in the rural area of the district, but he does have electricity. Marco's business is raising small animals (sheep, pigs and corral poultry). When they reach the ideal weight and size, he sells them at the local market. He raises the animals in the back of his house. He also owns a plot of land of one hectare where he grows magoes and lemons. Besides, he rents out half an hectare for growing rice and corn. In addition, he works for the farms located in the settlement, and he receives a daily pay. He has five years' worth of experience in raising animals and farming. With the income he earns from these activities he can afford his own expenses as well as his family's. Marco wishes to improve his family's living conditions. He has decided to fix up the front of his house and to purchase balanced feed for his animals as well as fertilizers for his lemon crop. In order to accomplish what he has set out to do, he decided to get a loan for 3000 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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