A loan of $850 helped to purchase containers and hire workers to gather up the excrement from his animal pens and package it prior to sale.


José Luis's story

José Luis is a 30-year-old father who lives with his wife and two school-aged children in a family member's home, located in one of the hamlets that make up the rural area of the District of Cayalti, a district dedicated to commerce, crop farming and animal husbandry.

He earns a living preparing food and drink to sell to workers in the farming enterprises in the area. This business is quite well-attended since the majority of workers in those enterprises are not from the area and cannot return home to consume their meals during break times. At the same time he raises poultry and sheep in the area where he resides.

José Luis wishes to venture into the commercialization of the excrement produced by the animals he raises for agricultural uses (it is used as fertilizer in the region). For this purpose he has requested a loan of 2,000 Peruvian soles that he plans to invest in the purchase of containers and the hiring of workers to gather up the excrement from his animal pens and package it prior to sale.

José Luis hopes that, with this business, he is able to increase his earnings and so get his family ahead. He appreciates in advance the persons who support him in reaching his goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts


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