A loan of $550 helped to purchase flowers to grow her business in the market.

Maria Esperanza's story

Maria Esperanza is 25 years old. She lives with her family in the Pacasmayo district, a district located close to the ocean, whose main activies are fishing and trade. It belongs to the province of the same name and is in the La Libertad region. It is approximately two hours from the city Chiclayo, the capital of the Lambayeque region.

She sells flowers outside the Pacasmayo city market. She does this activity every day and has several years experience in this area. Her customers prefer her business due to the quality of service and the variety of flowers she offers. She uses the income she receives from this business to support her family's daily expenses.

Maria wants to outfit her business by purchasing more flowers so that she can increase her sales and earn more profit. To acheive her goal, it has been necessary to ask Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 1500 nuevos soles.

She is a responsible woman who is very dedicated to her job. In the area where she lives, people know her and esteem and appreciate her. She has already had loans with Edpyme Alternativa previously and she has shown herself to be punctual and responsible when making her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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