A loan of $725 helped to purchase fabrics, thread, and needles.


Santos's story

Santos is a 71-year old man who is single. He lives in a house which he owns located in the rural section of the tourist district of Tucume, Lambayeque.

Santos' business is the production of clothing. He has been operating this business from his home for the past 19 years. Santos perfectly knows the personal styles and sizes of his clients. He has an established clientele who never fails to visit his house to place their orders, including: hemming, sizing, darning, sewing, etc. Santos also has an additional source of income by raising and selling livestock.

Santos requests a loan from Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) in the amount of 2000 nuevos soles to purchase fabrics, threads, and needles. Given that Santos does not have any competition he has an increased demand and that is the reason why he cannot meet the required expenses.

Santos is a long time client of Edpyme Alternativa. The previous loan was paid off on time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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