A loan of $725 helped to purchase animal feed to fatten her animals.

Maria Mercedes's story

María Mercedes is 33-years old. She lives with her children in the Oyotún District, a rural zone whose population make their livings in agriculture, sales and livestock. The district is located in the Chiclayo Province, which is a part of the Lambayeque Region on Perú's northern coast.

María Mercedes makes her living raising and selling animals, like ducks, roosters, chickens, hens and pigs. Her business is located in the back of her home. She has requested a loan of 2 000 nuevos soles (USD $725) to purchase animal feed to fatten her animals and thereby earn a greater income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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