A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients and merchandise and to fix up her kiosk.

Cristina's story

Cristina, age 52, is married and lives in her own house. Fortunately, it has all of the basic services. She lives in a developing urban community call Picsi in the Chiclayo province.

Cristina has a kiosk at a community school. She sells all types of sweets and small dishes like stuffed potatoes and corn tortillas. She also sells breakfast and lunch. She has been doing this for over five years. Her customers, who are students, are more than satisfied with her service.

Cristina is requesting a loan for 1,000 soles from Edpyme Alternativa. She will use the loan to buy ingredients and merchandise for her food stand. The activities for the school’s anniversary, father’s day, and national holidays are approaching. This involves a great demand for Cristina’s products. She wants to take advantage of these events in order to increase her earnings. Cristina also is planning to fix up her stand in order to proviD. her customers with better attention.

She would be very grateful to be granted the loan because it would be very useful.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish.

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