A loan of $575 helped to buy essential items with which to stock her store.

Alejandrina's story

Alejandrina is 63 years old, married, and has a son. She lives in one of the hamlets that make up the agricultural district of Tambogrande in the region of Piura. The area's quality of living is very precarious and she only has electric service.

She makes a living selling essential items in a store installed in a part of her home. There, she sees to her neighbors and acquaintances every day of the week. Due to her good treatment she is known in the area. Moreover, she has had her business for more than 8 years for which reason she knows the business very well. She also makes a living raising sheep in farmyard near her home.

Alejandrina finds herself requesting a loan of 1500 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa which she will invest in the purchase of essential items she will stock her store with. Moreover she will buy food to fatten her animals with and thus continue growing her business. This investment will also allow her to improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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