A loan of $925 helped to purchase beer in bulk and cornmeal for making "chicha de jora".


Teresa's story

Teresa is a 53-year-old mother who lives in her own home with her husband and son. The only service they receive is electricity. Teresa resides in the rural section of the District of La Matanza, which is part of the Department of Piura. All of the residents in this area engage in agriculture, livestock breeding, and making handicrafts.


Teresa sells beer and also prepares and sells “chicha D. jora” (a rich beverage maD. from corn that is widely consumed in northern Peru). She has been in this business for several years and making this beverage is a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation. Her local sales of beer and “chicha D. jora” have gone up recently. This has resulted in a favorable increase in her income and an improvement in her family’s quality of life.


With this growth opportunity, Teresa is requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 2500 PEN so that she can buy beer in bulk and cornmeal for making “chicha D. jora”. She hopes to generate more revenue and attract more customers so that she can repay the loan and help her family get ahead a little bit at a time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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