A loan of $750 helped to buy more merchandise to implement her business.

Jessica Maribel's story

Jessica, 33 years old, lives with her husband and son in their own home with all utilities. It is located in the urban area of the Chepen district, which belongs to the department of La Libertad. Farming, ranching, and tourism characterize the area.

For 5 years Jessica has sold hardware products as a street vendor outside the market in the same area, where there is not much competition. Because of the location of her business, customer business if fluid, and with the income made selling her products she is able to cover her daily household needs.

She has requested a loan with Edpyme Alternative of 2000 nuevos soles to buy more merchandise to continue marketing to her customers. By increasing her earnings she will be able to cover the loan given and improve her quality of life. Jessica is a happy woman; responsible with her work, she helps her family move forward and wants her son to have higher education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Jones

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