A loan of $350 helped buy candy.

Gumercinda's story

Gumercinda is 62 years old, married, and lives with three of her ten children in the Miraflores sector of the Paiján district, in the province of Ascope in the Libertad region. This is two-and-a –half hours from the city of Chiclayo, capital of the Lambayeque region.

For four years, Gumercinda has had a small store in her house selling candies. Before that, she sold vegetables in the market, but switched to candies because she considered it more profitable. Now, she not only sells from her house, but goes three times a day to a local school to sell her products.

The business has had much success, especially sales at the school during recess or at the end of the day. Gumercinda would like to enlarge her business by buying more candy. To this end, she has applied to Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 1000 soles.

Gumercinda is a very responsible woman who tries to advance day-by-day. She has worked with Edpyme Alternativa before and has demonstrated responsibility and punctuality with her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer jeff hersk

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