A loan of $750 helped to buy ingredients (plantains and sweet potatoes) to keep preparing these foods.


Catalina's story

Catalina is a 45 year old wife and mother. She lives with her children in her own home which only has electricity. It is located in the district of Olmos, which belongs to the department of Lambayeque. This zone is characterized by its farming and cattle activity. For 4 years, Catalina has worked preparing and selling chifles (fried plantains) and fried sweet potatoes. She bags them and then sells them at a bus stop for the buses that go from Olmos to Chiclayo. Her clientele has grown and with the income she makes she will be able to cover her family's basic needs. She has asked Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 2000 nuevos soles to buy ingredients (green plantains and sweet potatoes) to continue preparing these delicious foods and be able to sell them. With the earnings, she will be able to pay off her loan and improve her quality of life. Catalina is a hardworking and cheerful woman who happily does everything she can to get her family ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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