A loan of $600 helped to buy groceries (rice, sugar, noodles, etc) and beer to sell.


Pilar's story

Pilar, 51, has a partner and one daughter in her care. She lives in her own home located in the Nueva Arica district, Chiclayo province, capital of Lambayeque department. Pilar has worked selling groceries for more that 15 years in a small store in the front part of her house. During this time, she has gained a lot of new customers, who prefer her for her good manner and disposition to help them and serve them. At the same time, she receives retirement income, with which she maintains her family.

Pilar needs to buy a greater quantity of groceries and beer to later sell it. This is why she has applied for a loan of 1500 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa to reach her goal. With this investment, she will be able to improve her and her family's quality of life as well as improve her business. Pilar has good personal references.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones


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