A loan of $300 helped to buy rice and sugar for her business.

Maria Aixsa's story

María is a young, single 26 year old woman. She lives with her parents in the community of El Verde, located in the district Pitipo, which is located 2 hours from the city of Chiclayo. This small rural area is characterized by its agricultural work and the raising of animals.

María has been the owner of a store for two years. It is set up in a small adobe ambience where she sells basic necessity items such as rice, sugar, oil, etc.

Her business' earnings allows her to help with household expenses. Due to the high demand her store has, she has decided to take out a loan to invest in purchasing rice and sugar, since these products have gone up in price considerably.

The loan that María has asked Edpyme Alternativa for is for1200 nuevos soles. Maria's dream is for her small store to become a wholesale business. With the help of this loan, she will keep going step by step toward her goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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