A loan of $1,275 helped to purchase live hogs and basic staples such as rice, beans, sugar, beef, chicken, vegetables, firewood, etc.


Matilde's story

Matilde is a very successful and enterprising businessperson. She is 45 and married with four sons ages 6, 20, 24, and 27. She has been raising hogs for 15 years and sells pork products such as fried pork with tortillas, nactamales, and chicharrón [fried pork rind] at lunchtime. She has six workers who help her with the business, and two of her sons help her to prepare and sell her products. She had health problems over the course of her previous loan, but she has overcome it. With her previous loan she was able to buy a freezer to store the meat and other items. She will invest this loan in the purchase of live hogs and basic staples such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, vegetables, firewood, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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