A loan of $825 helped to purchase more ingredients and supplies for the preparation of pig roasts to sell.

Carmen's story

Carmen is 46-years old and lives with her husband and 7 children. For the past 25-years, she has dedicated herself to the sales of pigs! That is to say, she prepares oven pork roasts. Her job consists of: purchasing the pigs from livestock auctions, seasoning the beef for the ovens, preparing the portions and delivering them to the trade fairs, patron festivals, and etcs…

Given the opportunity to make sales, she is dedicated to this task with the encouragement of her sister-in-law, who suggested this profitable work. Carmen’s business is now in a prime location within the main marketplace in Huancayo. Carmen takes great satisfaction in the undertaking of this business, as it has helped her provide for her family. She does all this to ensure that her children continue with their education and that they succeed. Carmen desire to start a small business selling pig roasts and she asks for this loan to be able to buy more livestock, condiments so as to be more profitable.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jenson Abraham

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