A loan of $550 helped buy more beer and expand her business with soft drinks and mineral water.

Marcela Del Pilar's story

Marcela is 26 years old, single, and lives in the house of her parents and her brother which has only electrical services. It is located in the rural zone of La Matanza district, Piura department. Residents of this district are involved in agriculture, cattle raising, and artisan crafts.

Marcela sells beer, as she has done for some years. Her business is located in her home, and her customer base increases significantly on weekends when parties are held. She has increased her income recently and improved her quality of life.

Having the opportunity to grow, Marcela is requesting a loan through Edpyme Alternativa for 1,500 new sols to buy a large quantity of beer and also, to begin selling soft drinks and mineral water. This should increase her earnings and the number of customers as well, helping her pay off the loan and obtain greater comfort in her home for her parents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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