A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase ingredients and to make some home improvements.


Maria Natalia's story

María Natalia is a 34-year-old mother living with her husband and four children in the Luchadores Sociales hamlet, a rural zone in the agricultural Tambogrande District which has a tropical climate characterized by fruit production like mangoes and lemons. The zone is located in Piura Region, five hours from the city of Chiclayo, Lambayeque Region’s capital. María sells chicha [corn-based beverage], beer and food. She works every day of the week tending to known customers. She also raises small farm animals like sheep and barnyard fowl in her back yard. Her husband works for an Agro-Industrial firm in the zone. Between the two of them they try to maintain the family’s economy the best way possible. They have quite a harmonious relationship with each other. María wants to acquire ingredients to make chicha de jora and to do some home improvements. This investment will help her continue to grow in her business and thus improve her quality of life. To reach this objective she’s deemed it advisable to request a 3000 new sol loan from Edpyme Alternativa. She’s had prior loans with Edpyme Alternativa and has shown herself to be responsible and punctual with her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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