A loan of $775 helped to buy animals, balanced feed, and supplies to make chicha.

Maria Yolanda's story

María is 38 years old and widowed. She lives in the village of Los Damianes in the district of Túcume. This region is characterized by humble and hardworking people who make their living in agriculture. It is located in the province of Lambayeque, more than forty minutes away from the city of Chiclayo.

María makes a living raising and selling sheep and some poultry. She raises the animals behind her house, and when they have matured to a good level, she sells them to the traders of the region and to the general public. Additionally, she makes and sells chicha de jora, a drink made of fermented maize. This business helps her to pay her personal expenses and to help sustain her family economically.

María would like to obtain more animals and balanced feed to increase her sales, since the demand is higher during the Christmas season. Likewise, she would like to obtain supplies to make chicha de jora. Therefore, she decided to apply for a loan of 2000 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa.

She has already had one loan which was financed by Kiva lenders. This loan helped her to maintain her business during a season, and she is very thankful for the people who supported her on that occasion. She would also like to thank those who will help her with this loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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