A loan of $550 helped to stock her business with candy and beverages.

Maria Rosalia's story

María is 67 years old and lives in her own home. She receives services, such as running water and electricity. María resides in the District of Túcume, which is part of the Department of Lambayeque. This area is known for its businesses involving agriculture, livestock breeding, handicrafts, and tourism.

For some time, María has been selling candy from a stand established in a busy area in the place where she lives. She also sells newspapers and the income she generates is used to cover her daily needs.

María is requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1500 PEN in order to buy more candy and beverages so that she can continue offering these products to her customers. With her earnings, María will be able to repay the loan and improve her standard of living. Through work and dedication, she will able to move forward as a result of her own efforts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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