A loan of $725 helped to buy corn to make "chicha de jora" (corn drink), sacks of sugar and a variety of fish.

Maria Binda's story

Maria Binda, 38, lives with her husband and children in Caserío el Tongo, a rural area in the district of La Matanza. It is a place where the locals work in agriculture, livestock farming and commerce. It has basic utilities such as water and electricity, and is located in the province of Morropon which belongs to the Piura Region along the northern coast of Peru.

Maria sells "chicha de jora" (a corn-based drink) and food, and has been in business for over three years. She works out of her home and says she has a fixed customer base. The loan she is requesting, for 2,000 PEN, is to buy yellow corn to make chicha de jora, sacks of sugar and a variety of fish to make little snacks. This will allow her to offer more to her customers and generate more income for the family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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