A loan of $200 helped buy "javas" to easily transport mangoes.


Maria Exilda's story

Maria is 53 years old and is a woman with a fighting spirit. She is married and has three children. She has her own house where she lives with her whole family. The house is located in the "Sector 0,5 Partidor" neighborhood, which is in the Las Lomas district in the province of Piura. The area she lives in is home to people who make their living planting fruit and in animal husbandry.

Maria and her family make their living in agriculture. They have one hectare of agricultural land where right now they have planted a mango plantation. Their land is located just a few meters from the back of the house. The produce is harvested and sold in the local market of the regions they live in. Sometimes they can sell to large customers in other areas. Her husband and children work in the business as well and as such they have an excellent family life.

To be able to sell the mangoes that they pick they need to buy "javas" [a receptacle used as a measure for sales of produce] in which they will be able to transport them and avoid damaging them. This is why they are requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 500 nuevos soles in order to improve the quality of their customer service and day by day make their business grow which will give her a better quality of life.

Her business has won her the care and respect of her neighbors by whom she is admired.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Biggs


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