A loan of $375 helped to buy more merchandise to stock her store with groceries.

Celestina's story

Celestina is 49 years old and lives with her husband and child in their own house. They have both running water and electricity and live in Bernal which belongs to the department of Piura. This area is noted for its agriculture and livestock production.

Celestina has ben selling groceries (milk, rice, oil, sugar, toilet paper, tuna, eggs) as well as vegetables and beverages for several years. Her store is located in her house for reasons of security and confort as she can work any time she wants. With the profit she obtains selling her products she tries to cover all the family expenses.

In order to carry on with her business, she has requested a loan of 1000 nuevos soles (PEN) from Edpyme Alternativa to buy more merchandise to stock up her store, with the sole purpose of growing her business, having more products on offer for her customers, covering her loan and improving her quality of life.

Celestina is a responsible and dedicated person who cares about her family's well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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