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Total loan: $675

Mercedes

Insculas - Olmos - Lambayeque, , Peru / Food

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A loan helped buy more animals for meat business.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes, 36, lives with her husband and their four young children in Insculas, a small town in the rural districut of Olmos, about two hours from the Peruvian city of Chiclayo. Mercedes has operated a business buying and selling meat for six years. She operates the business at her house. She buys chickens and other birds from local traders and others in the neighborhood who have poultry to sell. Her neighbors are also her customers. The business is an important service for the neighborhood because it's the only place in the immediate area where local people can buy fresh meat. Mercedes' husband farms watermelons and their combined income allows them to support their family. Mercedes wants to buy more birds so that she can better meet demand for her products. This 1,800 new soles loan from Edpyme Alternativa will allow her to improve and expand her business. Mercedes is a long-time customer of Edpyme Alternativa and the bank trusts that she will repay this loan on time.