A loan of $375 helped to buy clothes to grow her business selling in the market.


Julia Lucila's story

Julia is 43 years old, separated, and lives with her daughter in the José Leonardo Ortiz district, one of the most populous districts of the region and the region with the highest poverty indicators, located within 5 minutes of the city of Chiclayo. For 10 years she has had a business selling clothes in a store next to the Mercado Modelo (the main market in the city of Chiclayo), called Galerías Rosadas. She sells both new and used clothes and works from very early in the morning until very late in the evening. Her business is the only source of income that supports her family, so she tries to give her all to make the business successful. Thanks to this business, she has been able to support her daughter in her nursing studies, and this fills her with pride. Julia is a woman who has already had loans financed by Kiva. This is her third loan and she told us that the loans she had previously enabled her to buy goods for her business during the different sales season. For this opportunity, she wants to get new clothes for the business, particularly summer season clothes because the heat is already starting to be felt in the area and she wants to have enough stock to respond to demand once the season changes. For this reason she is asking Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of $375. She is happy and grateful to the people who collaborate with her through the Kiva program. During the time that she has been working with the organization she has shown herself to be punctual and responsible about making her repayments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd


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