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A loan of $600 helped purchase of inventory: mattresses.


Juana Maria's story

Juana is 58 years old, she is married, has two children, and lives with her husband in Cayaltí district, a farming district located one hour away from Chiclayo city.

Her main activity is buying and selling mattresses which she brings directly from Lima city and which she sells among her neighbours. The business is located in her home, and she has been working at it for over 5 years. During this time, this activity has enabled her to help her husband with the family expenses.

She works to order, and because of the quality of the products she offers her business is growing more and more, the number of orders is increasing, and this has maD. her think about expanding the business, buying more mattresses so she can obtain greater gains and increase her quality of life. To reach this goal she asks, for the first time, for a loan of 1,700 PEN to Edpyme Alternativa. Juana is an enterprising woman who has looked after her family. Thanks to her and her husband's effort and work they have managed to get their children ahead, and that fills them with priD.. In her area, she is well known and respected.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cecilia Piris


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