A loan of $975 helped to buy staple items and groceries to expand her store.


Jesus Maria's story

Jesús María is 57 years of age, recently widowed, and lives with her son. She has her own house in a village located 10 kilometers from the Las Lomas district. Her home has electricity but lacks piped water and sewage facilities.

Jesús María has a small store in her home, which she has run for about eight years. In her store she sells various basic products to her neighbors and customers from the area, such as staple items and groceries. Her business has been warmly welcomed in the area, and she also works raising and selling pigs. These businesses allow her to help her family get ahead.

Jesús María wants to expand her business by acquiring more products, thereby improving her income. This is why she has requested a loan of 2,500 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa, which will help her to meet this goal. Jesus Maria is a hard-working and good-natured woman, and everyone who knows her thinks highly of her. She has already had loans managed through Kiva funds in the past, and is thankful to those people who helped her to get ahead during those times. She also thanks the people who will support her in this loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert


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