A loan of $450 helped to buy more articles of clothing to meet the requests of her customers.


Celia's story

Celia is 37 years old, married and has two children. They live in their own home in the village of Bello Horizonte Tejedores in the district of Tambogrande, an agricultural zone in the Piura region. It is more than four hours from the city of Chiclayo, the capital of the Lambayeque region. She lives in the rural part of the district and they don't have basic services like water and electricity. For more than four years, she has earned a living selling clothing for women and kids. She goes to nearby neighborhoods taking orders from customers and delivering merchandise. She already has an established customer base. The loan will be used to purchase articles of clothing to deliver to the customers to meet their requests. For this reason, she has asked for a loan of 1200 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa. With this investment, she will continue growing her business and improving her family's quality of life. Celia is a known client of Edpyme Alternativa. This will be her second loan with the institution and she paid of her first loan on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus


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