A loan of $725 helped to buy more drinks.

Maria Gristela's story

María Gristela is a 51 year old mother. She lives with her husband and their children in the Túcume district. This is an agricultural zone that is over 45 minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

For five years she has worked selling soft drinks and beer in a small establishment in her house. She offers these products to her customers, and she provides them with affable service. Her sales are stable even though they normally increase in the summer. She uses the income she gets from this activity to help her husband pay the family expenses.

María wishes to expand her business by purchasing more drinks. She wishes to stock up on products which will allow her to meet the demand that has started to increase. Summer is coming, and the temperatures have already started to climb. That is why she feels it is advisable to request a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1,000 soles. The loan will help her meet her objective.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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