A loan of $375 helped to buy balanced feed for her animals and to stock her store with products.

Susana Del Pilar's story

Susana, age 22, is single and does not have children. She lives in her parents’ house, which is in the Colera settlement, Tambo Grande district, Piura province. It is three hours from the city of Chiclayo. Susana’s parents help her with her daily business activities. Her mother, who also pledges with the loan, wishes to participate by signing as her guarantor.

Susana raises poultry, specifically turkeys. She raises them and fattens them in order to sell them at the market in the area where they live. She also sells soft drinks and snacks at her home. She tends to this business Monday through Friday. She has established customers because of her good attention and the good quality of her products.

Her mother, who participates in the loan as her guarantor, devotes herself to farming and to selling food and sweets at the school in the Colera village. The family relationship is very good, and there exists very good knowledge about the businesses in which they are well-establishes. Her goal is to continue growing in her business.

Susana wants to buy balanced feed to fatten her poultry. She will also buy merchandise to increase her business of selling soft drinks. The investment has been one of her objectives because she feels that she has plenty of demand to meet. That is why she is requesting a loan for 800 soles from Edpyme Alternativa.

Susana is a very considerate woman who is admired by her neighbors. She lives with her parents and her siblings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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