A loan of $775 helped to buy rice, sugar, processed and packed cereals.

Alejandrina's story

Alejandrina is 45 years old and is married to Victoriano who is 51 years old. They are a very hard-working couple, they have four children and together managed to form a beautiful family. They are currently living in a house they own made with durable material, achieved with much effort and work. From 20 years ago approximately, Alejandrina gets up very early to open her small grocery store attached inside her home. She welcomes her distinguished customers with care, and she always tries to provide a good service. That allowed her to gain the appreciation of her neighbors.

However, she needs to lead a healthy competition with two similar new stores which opened their doors recently. That gave her the initiative to stock her business with more variety and, at the same time, expand it for the benefit of her family.

This is the credit number 12 and she agrees on paying on time. Very happy, she says she likes the work in her communal bank because fortunately, the members are very motivating and that helped her to keep growing as a person. With her loan of 2,000 soles she will proceed to buy food in bulk to stock better her business, which includes sacks of rice, sugar, processed and packed cereals, and others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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