A loan of $375 helped to buy gas cylinders.

Jose Andres's story

M. is a 47 year-old father who lives in his own home together with his wife and children. His home is located in the small village of Sime, 20 minutes from Pitipo district and 40 minutes from Ferreñafe province. His home has running water and electricity. This area is noted for the fact that its residents work in agriculture, livestock raising and tourism.

M. has been working as a security guard in a book store warehouse for some time. In addition, he sells gas. The gas sales are a good business opportunity as he is the only one in his area who carries out this business. M. carries out all his business activities in order to increase his income so that he can provide his family with a better standard of living.

M. would like to buy more gas since his customer base has increased considerably. For this reason, he is requesting a loan for 1,000 Peruvian soles from Edpyme Alternativa so that he can continue increasing his income and thereby improve his family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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