A loan of $5,050 helped a member to buy feed for her guinea pigs.

Futuro Para El Bien Group's story

Greetings from Peru! This is the “Futuro para el Bien” group.

Lucia is one of its members. She’s 53-years-old, has a spouse and two children. She works raising and selling guinea pigs. She has to feed and clean them daily. She’s been in this business for about 10 years thanks to a neighbor who gave her the idea. She used to work selling snacks but that wasn’t very profitable so she decided to set it aside and go into raising guinea pigs full-time. She currently has many guinea pigs that she sells among her neighbors, family members and to some restaurants that buy from her weekly or bi-weekly.

She will use her new loan to repair the guinea pig cages and also to buy feed and medicine. Lucia feels good because thanks to her business she’s able to help her children. She’s very grateful to Kiva lenders because they make her and her communal bank’s loan possible.

In the photo, she’s fourth from the left wearing black pants.

In this group: Lucia, Onorina, Santa Justina, Marcia Edith*, Gregoria, Eugenia, Teresa Jesus
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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