A loan of $375 helped to purchase animals such as pigs, chickens, sheep and others.

Primitiva's story

Primitiva is 37 years old and married to Sergio, with whom she has two children. They all live together in a home they own. "I am happy to be able to continue with my goals (with) a firm step," she says contently. Primitiva's main job is buying and selling small animals like pigs, chickens, sheep and guinea pigs, which she fattens and then resells at the central market in the city of Tarma. But a year ago she bought a car to offer transportation services. Primitiva has seen very good results in this business because, as she mentions, there is limited access to the faraway villages outside of town, from where the majority of the inhabitants need to travel to purchase food, sell their crops or carry out work. Therefore, she recently purchased another vehicle with which she is making more profits, but she continues to save since the new acquisition left her without any capital. This is her sixth loan cycle with Kiva, and she is grateful for the financial support to help her make progress with her business. She promises to make her payments on time. With the loan, Primitiva plans to purchase various small animals to continue her livestock business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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