A loan helped to buy animals and fattening food for them.


Maria Esmeralda's story

Maria Esmeralda, 55, is married and lives in a rural area in the district Cayaltí in province of Chiclayo, Lambayeque region, on the northern coast of Peru. She lives with her husband and son at home. In this area, life is very passive and quiet and its population is mainly engaged in agriculture, livestock and trade.
Maria Esmeralda breeds and sells small animals, such as turkeys, guinea pigs and ducks, among others. With over 5 years of experience in the business, which is located in her home, Maria Esmeralda is requesting a loan to buy animals and fattening food for them. This investment will serve to cater to more sales, allowing her to improve her income in the short term and increase profits and thus improve her quality of life and that of her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.



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