A loan of $750 helped to buy more merchandise, such as food products and groceries in general, to stock her store.

Martina's story

Martina is 32 years old. She lives with her husband and children in her own home. Her house only has electricity and is located in the rural district of Tambogrande, which is in the department of Piura. This area is known for farming, ranching, and craftwork.

For several years now, she has had a small grocery store in her home. There she offers her neighbors and customers from the area everyday products, from basic necessities to groceries in general. She has an established clientele and no competition close to her business. This business allows her to pay for her family's expenses.

Martina notes that her business has been growing well and she wants to keep expanding it by buying more merchandise, such as food products and groceries in general. Buying her products in large quantities helps her lower the price she pays her supplier. For that reason, she decided it would be a good idea to ask Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 2,000 nuevos soles. Martina is very hardworking, determined, and dedicated to her business. She wants to earn more to be able to offer her family more options in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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