A loan of $700 helped repair the rain damage to her house.

Maria Leonor's story

María Leonor is 40 years old. She is a single mother, and she has two minor children. She lives in Monsefú, a region within the Lambayeque department that is well-known for its religious festivals. Most of the inhabitants work at farming and handicrafts.

She sells fish at the San Cristóbal market, which is in the outlying area of the city of Chiclayo. She has over 15 years of experience in this field, and she is well known in the area. Most of the merchants in this market sell vegetables, groceries, meat, and other products to the general public and housewives. The market has been set up for over 25 years, and there are plenty of people who go there to make purchases.

This business is the only source of income she has to get her children ahead. Therefore, she tries to give the best of herself to maintain it. The good quality of the products and the good service she provides have made her well known. She now has a group of loyal customers who prefer her business.

María Leonar is asking Edpyme Alternativa for a loan for 2,000 PEN. She plans on investing in making improvements to her house. Due to the rains, water has been leaking. She will make the necessary improvements because she is looking out for the well-being of her family.

She is a woman who is devoted to her work and her family. Her greatest wish is to give her children a quality education that guarantees them a prosperous future.

María Leonor has previously worked with our institution, and she has demonstrated responsibility and punctuality with her payments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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