A loan of $650 helped to purchase more chickens to sell.

Basilia's story

Mrs. Basilia is 38 years old and for 9 years she has been selling chickens in a market near her house. The current economic climate has been a detriment to her business, but she has not seen her income decline thanks to the quality of the products that she buys, from wholesalers in the early hours of the day, in order to build a spot recognizable by the clients in Market "October 27" and to act as the main source of income in the house where she lives with her husband and her 21-year-old son. But she knows that there are no guarantees that tomorrow will be the same. So she develops strategies to strengthen her business and she knows that one of the main ways is through investment. The money that one is able to have. In order to remain one of the leaders in the market where she works, she requires a loan of 2000 soles.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Bradley Banks

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