A loan of $350 helped purchase clothing to sell.

Alberto's story

Alberto is 28 years old and single. He lives with his parents and five siblings in the village of La Pava. This community is in the District of Mochumi, Lambayeque Province, located one hour away from the city of Chiclayo.

Alberto has been pursuing music for more than 6 years. He studied at an institute in Chiclayo and learned how to play the trombone. He currently works with a few bands and orchestras in the region who hire him as needed. Alberto uses his earnings to contribute toward the household and cover his personal expenses.

He says that he is proud that his family recently formed a band called “Union and Progress”. For now they are working hard to buy all the instruments they need to become official and start booking engagements.

Since the family band is in need of capital and his earnings are not enough to cover the start-up costs, Alberto decided to start a business selling clothing. He plans to buy the merchandise in Chiclayo and sell his products to residents of the surrounding villages since public transportation is not available. For this reason, he is requesting his first loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1000 soles.

His greatest hope is that his band will be successful and become recognized nationally. This young man is hardworking, determined, and very responsible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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