A loan of $200 helped to buy snacks, fruit and carbonated drinks to sell in her food stand.

María Aurora's story

María Aurora is 57 years of age. She is married and has three children. At present she lives with her husband and only one of their children. Together they resiD. in the district of Cayaltí, an agricultural zone located an hour from the city of Chiclayo.

She has been dedicated to the sale of snacks, carbonated drinks and fruits for over ten years. She offers her merchandise during the school term in front of an educational institution of the area. The profits that she earns from this business are used to help her husband in the maintenance of the economy of their family. She is very well known by the students of the area, who always freqent her stand to acquire the products that she offers.

María is requesting for the first time a loan of 500 new soles from Edpyme Alternative, which she plans to use to purchase more merchandise to expand her business. In that way she hopes to respond to the demand for the products that she offers and also to enlarge her profits.

She is a hard-working and responsible woman. In the zone where she lives she is well known and well thought of by her neighbors.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer B Brown

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