A loan of $400 helped to buy chickens and corn.

Reyna's story

Reyna, 32, is from Santa Rosa District. Her partner is Zacarías, the father of their three minor children she shares many life experiences with and who all live together in a cozy house made of Wood. For many years she worked growing organic cocoa beans but when the crops were attacked by a seasonal pest infestation she had go into a new business: raising barnyard fowl.

She’s been in this line of work for a year and after selling her first batch of animals she feels motivated because the birds attained good growth. She likes this activity very much because she feels she has a unique understanding of the birds and it’s somewhat easier than the hard field work she used to do and she also does not have to hire additional staff so her profits are good.

She wants to start raising a new group for the second season and needs to buy baby chicks and sacks of natural feed to provide them with the all the care necessary and repeat her initial good results. She feels that her calling is raising animals which is why in future she wants to go into raising cows and others.

This is her first MFP loan and she’s very grateful and commits to faithfully make her payments so that she can access a larger loan in future. She will use the 1,000 new soles to buy barnyard fowl chicks and also set aside some of the money to buy grains of corn for the constant feeding of the fowl.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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