A loan of $1,175 helped to buy animals and balanced feed.

Sofia's story

59-year-old Sofía is married and has two adult children. She lives with her husband in their own home, which is located in a small village in Morrope district, approximately two hours from Lambayeque province. This is a small village of approximately 20 families who mainly work in farming and raising livestock.

Sofia has been selling cattle, sheep and goats for 20 years. She and her husband have set up strategic spaces (pens) where they raise and fatten their animals before selling them in the markets in nearby villages. Through this business, they have provided for their family over the years.

She now also has a general store where she sells diverse basic needs products and groceries to her neighbors.

Sofía has requested a new loan for 3,000 soles from Edpyme Alternativa. She is planning on using the loan to buy more animals and balanced feed in order to set up her business of raising and selling animals for the coming Christmas season. This is because her demand always increases. She also wants to get more products for her store.

She has previously worked with Kiva loans, and she considers them to be a big help to people with small businesses. That is why she is so grateful to the people who have already helped her. She thanks, in advance, the people who will help her this time

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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