A loan of $650 helped to buy livestock (1 cow).

Antonia's story

Ms Antonia is a member of the community bank "Espíritu Santo” of Centro Poblado in Chimbo, in the district and province of Yunguyo-Puno. She is 69 years old, married, and the mother of 6. Her husband works buying and selling pack animals (donkeys). She never went to school because she never knew her parents: she was brought up by relatives and therefore had to work from a very young age to support herself.

With her first loan of S/. 300.00 nuevos soles ($100 USD), she bought donkeys so that her husband could start the business, which they are still active in as well as raising cattle for fattening up.

With this loan request of S/. 2000.00 nuevos soles ($650 USD), Antonia will buy a cow at the Chacachaca Fair. She will repay the loan in 5 installments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer L K

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