A loan of $550 helped to buy utensils, tables, and chairs to outfit her business.

Julia's story

Julia, 46, lives with her husband and children in their own house that is equipped with basic utilities. It is located in the Tambogrande district in Piura department. This is an area with much agriculture, cattle raising, and handicrafts.

Julia has been preparing and selling food in her home for quite a while from Thursdays to Sundays when there are many customers. She is planning on requesting a loan from Edypme Alternative of 1500 new soles to start buying utensils, tables and chairs to continue offering good service to her customers. She will use the earnings that she receives to cover the financing and improve the quality of life of her family.

She has been developed confidence and the respect of her neighbors with her work and her desire to get ahead. She shows that when one has a goal, it can be achieved, and the end will be that her children have a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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