A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise to stock her store.


Maria Etelvina's story

María is a 47 year old woman with a spouse and four children in her care; she lives with her spouse and children in Oyotún District in Chiclayo Province, Lambayeque Department. This zone has the basic utilities: electricity, water and sewage. The main economic activity is agriculture and commerce. María has sold groceries for more than 10 years at home where she has regular, loyal customers. She also raises small farm animals producing extra income. Her spouse supports her in what she does there being a good relationship between the two of them. María is requesting a loan in the amount of 1000 new soles to buy groceries to stock her store in order to improve her family’s quality of life by this means.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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