A loan of $550 helped to buy food products to stock her store.

Maribel's story

Maribel, age 37, lives with her husband and children in her own house. The only service they have is electricity. They live in the Paijan district in the La Libertad department. This zone is known for its farming and livestock activities.

For about five years Maribel has been selling groceries (products that are used every day like milk, rice, oil, sugar, toilet paper, tuna, eggs, sweets, fruit, and drinks). Her business is located in her own house for her comfort and safety. With her earnings from selling her products she tries to cover all of her expenses and improve her family’s standard of living.

In order to be able to expand her business she has requested a loan for 1,500 soles from Edpyme Alternativa. She will use the loan to buy more merchandise (food). Her only aspirations are for her business to grow, to have more products to offer her customers, and to cover her loan and her household obligations.

Maribel is a responsible, dedicated, and hard-working person. She worries about having more comforts to offer her husband and children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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