A loan of $375 helped to purchase groceries to stock her store.


Maria Orfelina's story

María Orfelia is 51 years old. She lives is the Pomahuaca district, a community with a warm climate, located in Jaén Province, which belongs to the Cajamarca Region in Peru’s Northern Sierra. The people are engaged in farming, trade, and raising cattle. Maria is engaged in selling general groceries, and her business is located in her home. She is requesting a loan of 1,000 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa to purchase a large quantity of ice cream as well as soda, mineral water, and cookies. With this investment, she will generate more income and, in this way, be able to improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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