A loan of $525 helped purchase small chickens and food for them.

Juanita's story

Mrs. Juanita, member of the "Virgen de Pilar" Community Bank, lives in the region of San Martin, in the province of Lamas, in the district of Zapatero. She sells live and dead chickens, which she stores in a small shed. She sells her chickens in the heavily populated areas, and to clients living close to her. She began the business by selling "juanes," a typical Peruvian food, and grilled food, but she had to change because her current product offers her a higher income, and she struggled to find a market for her meat.

With this loan of 1,500 soles, which she will repay in 6 months, she will purchase, small chicken, chicken feed, fatteners, and vitamins, so that she can sell good chicken and satisfy her clients' demands. Juanita is 51 years old, and lives with her husband and daughter, whom always support her. She is little by little expanding her business. Juanita's goal is to have her own chicken shed, and get her supply from the local farmhouses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jordan Shanker

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