A loan of $1,175 helped to buy supplies.

Zoila's story

Zoila is 47 years old and is a very happy, enthusiastic, and enterprising woman who lives with Sinecio, who operates heavy machinery. She lives with her life’s partner and 19 year old son in her own home, which she and her husband bought together.

Zoila raises chickens and does this on her own land, where she has a chicken coop with 100 chickens. She’s been doing this for five years and she used this time to become well known by her neighbors and large customers who buy from her. Her son helps her raise, clean-up, and sell. What she likes about this work is that it is profitable, allows her to generate an income to pay her household expenses, and be with her children all the time. What she doesn’t like is that the cost of feed varies in price and affects her margins, but this doesn’t cause her to lose enthusiasm to continue working. She says that she plans to raise a large number of chickens so that she can obtain a larger income. This will be her 12th loan through MFP and she likes it because she feels that the members are responsible and she expects to be able to continue working with this institution and appreciates the opportunity.

She will use the money from this loan of 3,000 PEN to buy banana leaves that she will use to change out the old ones and expand her chicken coop so she can raise more chickens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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