A loan of $775 helped to refurbish her premises and buy more beer to sell.

Elsa's story

Elsa is 44, married and lives with her husband and 3 children in their own home. The house is situated in the small village of Guaraguaos Alto in Tambogrande District. The area where Elsa lives is rural, but she does have electricity. Elsa's business involves selling beer from her own home, where she prefers to serve her customers on Saturdays and Sundays.

She has built up a stable customer base in the area and has more than 5 years' experience in the business. Her husband is a farmer who has his own parcel of land, on which he grows mangoes and lemons. Both of their incomes covers their household expenses.

When Elsa realised that her good service had boosted customer numbers and that she could not serve them all as she would like, she thought it appropriate to renovate her premises, as well as buying more beer. She has, therefore, applied to Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 2000 nuevos soles to allow her to achieve her goal.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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