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

Martha Elena's story

Martha is 48 years old. She lives with her spouse and children in their own house, which has all of the basic services. it is located in the urban zone of the district of Ferreñafe, which belongs to Chiclayo province. The main activities in this area are agriculture, ranching and tourism.

Martha works selling snacks, soft drinks, yogurt, sausages and other items. She runs her business from a stand insiD. the Ferreñafe market. It has been located there for one year. She has her own customers, and she sells both wholesale and retail. With the income she obtains, she will be able to cover all of her family's daily needs.

She has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1000 Peruvian new soles, to buy a larger quantity of merchandise so she can continue offering it to her customers. With her earnings, she will pay off her loan and improve her standard of living. Martha is a hard-working and dedicated person who wants to achieve her goals and see her family get ahead day by day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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