A loan of $375 helped to buy more scrap metal for her business.

Cruz Mariana's story

Cruz is 36 years old. She lives with her husband and school aged son in her own house. It only has electricity and is located in the district of Olmos, which belongs to the department of Lambayeque. This area is characterized by its farming and cattle activity.

For some years Cruz has bought and sold scrap metal (recyclable material) wholesale and retail. She has increased the activity now due to its profitability. All day long, she tries to collect what she needs to classify it and then sell it. With the income she earns, she will be able to cover her family's obligations.

In order to keep doing the same activity, she has asked for a loan of 1000 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa. With it, she will be able to continue buying scrap metal and make some repairs on her house. Cruz is a responsible and hardworking person and the only thing she wants is for his family to get ahead, especially her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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