A loan of $375 helped to purchase sweets and soft drinks.


Mercedes Maritza's story

Maritza is 35 years of age and lives with her husband and two small children in the developing rural community of Tambogrande in Piura. Maritza has sold sweets, soft drinks and food for the last four years in her own home. Maritza has a stable client base in her community and would like to expand her business. Maritza has applied to Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 1000 nuevos soles which she will use to buy products to keep her store well stocked. This will allow her to earn a higher income so she can save and bit by bit achieve her goal of expanding her business. Maritza has already worked with Edpyme Alternativa and she has proven herself to be responsible by paying her previous loan on time. Maritza has good personal and financial references.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso


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