A loan of $675 helped to purchase balanced food and equipment for his business.

Alejandro's story

Alejandro, age 58, is the father of a family. He has two adult children and lives in his home together with his wife in a rural village whose residents typically work in agriculture, and cattle raising specifically. The village named "Huaca Blanca" belongs to the Tambogrande district, which is a part of the Piura province. His village currently only has electricity.

Since he was small, Alejandro has worked raising animals like cows and sheep among others, a task that he still carries out. He hasn't neglected his customers generated previously. Additionally, together with his wife and with the help of his children, they have implemented a small business selling chicha de jora (a native corn-based beverage), beer and food within their own home. At this time, it is going very well for them, given that they already have their own customers in that area.

Alejandro wants to purchase balanced food that he can feed to his animals and sell them at a better price, promoting them in the local markets as well as the markets of other villages where he is also already known for his many years in the business. At the same time, he wants to purchase some of the equipment necessary to continue implementing his second business. For this reason, Alejandro is requesting a loan in Edpyme Alternativa for the amount of 1800 Nuevos Soles, which will be invested in the aforementioned ways.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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