A loan of $750 helped to buy corn flour to continue making her chicha de jora and beer.


Aurelia's story

Aurelia, 43, lives with her husband and child in her own home. The only utility she has in her home is electricity, and she lives in a rural area of the Matanza district, which is in the department of Piura. In this area, the population works mainly in agriculture and livestock. Aurelia has a business making and selling chicha de jora (a traditional Peruvian drink made from a base of corn.) She has been doing this work for 6 years, because it is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Lately the sale of chicha de jora has increased in the area where she lives, which has enabled her to increase her income and improve her family's quality of life. Having the opportunity to grow her business, Aurelia has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 2,000 Peruvian soles to buy a large quantity of corn flour to make chicha de jora. Her goal is to have more customers and higher earnings so that she can pay off this loan and improve her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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