A loan of $350 helped to buy ingredients to make tamales.

Jessica Katherined's story

Jessica is a 21-year-old wife and mother of a 18-month-old daughter who live in her parents' home located in the Cayaltí district, which is an hour away from the city of Chiclayo. For the past year she has sold tamales (a typical dish made from corn). Every afternoon she canvasses the plaza and streets of her district to sell her product to the occasional customer. Her husband works sporadically as an agricultural laborer at the area's agroindustrial cooperative but does not earn enough to cover family expenses so she has to work daily to help with household costs. The good flavoring in her tamales has resulted in customers placing orders for them but she doesn't have the necessary capital to fill them. This is why she is asking Edpyme Alternativa for a first loan of 1,000 new soles to buy the necessary ingredients to make her tamales. She is a hard-working, responsible, very optimistic mother. Her dream is to be able to build her own home and to continue supporting her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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