A loan of $1,000 helped to buy piñata-making supplies, agricultural supplies and animal feed.

Ana Mirian's story

Ana, 37, is mother of two children. One is 10-years-old and in fourth grade and the other one is 13-years-old and in 7th grade. Ana separated from her husband so only her two children live with her.

She works in agriculture but her main job now is manufacturing piñatas. She learned how in a government-sponsored course given by her city and she has her own business now that she gets to by taking a 20-minute bus ride.

At home, Ana has a tilapia (fish) farm. She’s been working at this for six months and her children help he thus contributing to family income.

The loan will be used to buy supplies like paper, flour for the paste and wire for the piñata framework to make piñatas. Another part of it will be used to buy fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide and to pay labor costs to plant 7,000 square meters of corn. She will also buy concentrated feed for the fish farm.

In time, Ana hopes to improve her income and to buy a pair of heifers to start producing milk and to sell its derivatives.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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