A loan of $725 helped acquire more merchandise to sell.

Maria Elizabeth's story

Maria is 29 years old, lives with her partner, and is the mother of 3 children. She lives with her family in the Catacaos district of the city of Piura, 4 hours from the city of Ciclayo, capital of Lambayeque department.

She works selling sandals and clothes in her local market. From the favorable attention she has gained she has a faithful clientele that thinks highly of her and helps her. She also works raising animals such as pigs, turkeys, ducks, and chickens, which she fattens up to sell later, from which she gets her income and helps her family.

Maria wants to acquire more merchandise to sell in increase her income in order to help her family. To achieve her goal she's decided to get a loan from Edpyme Alternative of 2,000 soles.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Zachary Powell

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