A loan of $1,175 helped to buy ingredients to prepare food, buy more beer, perfumes and cosmetics in order to expand her business.

Esmeralda María's story

Esmeralda is 31 years old, single and has two children who depend on her. She lives with her family, in the urban zone of the Mochumi district. They have water and electricity.

She makes a living by selling food, drinks, perfumes and cosmetics. She has done this work for the past seven years. The business is located in her house, a strategic area. With the profits she earns, she maintains the home and her personal expenses.

Esmeralda is asking Edpyme Alternativafor a 3,000 PEN [$1,175] loan. She intends to buy ingredients to prepare food, buy more beer, perfume and general cosmetics with which she plans on expanding her business. This business has competition but there is also a large market for growth.

This is the first time Esmeralda is requesting a loan from Kiva. She would like to thank in advance anyone who gives her support.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten

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