A loan of $225 helped purchase snack merchandise to expand her business.

Elvira's story

Elvira is 54 years old. She is married and lives with three of her five children in the Santo Domingo neighborhood in the city of Lambayeque, located 20 minutes outside of the city of Chiclayo.

For the past 20 years, she has sold sweets and snacks at a kiosk located in central Lambayeque. She spends the majority of her day working at her business. The snack stand is the primary source of income for her family. Elvira's business is very popular due to the high-quality products and the friendly service she provides her clients.

The continual demand for her products has led her to consider expanding her business. Elvira would like to buy more merchandise, but she does not have sufficient capital to make these purchases. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of 600 nuevos soles ($225) with Edpyme Alternativa to help her achieve her goal. This is her first time borrowing from Edpyme Alternativa.

Elvira is the mother of a hardworking and responsible family. Her neighbors and friends think highly of her. Her dream is to continue expanding her business until she can become a wholesale retailer of snack food items.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Priya Bapat

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