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Elisa
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Elsa is a member of a communal bank called Banco Comunal Luchando por Nosotros. She lives in the district of Calleria, in Ucayali. She is 62 years old and separated from her husband, but the support she receives doesn't cover everything. She used her first loan to begin selling meals and drinks.



She gets up at dawn to prepare her food. She takes it to her stand where her customers wait for her to arrive with her delicious meals. In the afternoons she sells sweets from her home. With the loan, which she will repay in 6 months, she will buy rice, oil, sugar, noodles, as well as other items.



Even though she suffered a tragedy when her only son died, she had the strength to continue. She told us that life gives her happiness and also pain, and the greater they are, there is also always a ray of hope and a reason to live. In Manuela Ramos she has found friends with whom she can share moments of happiness.




La señora Elsa pertenece al Banco Comunal Luchando por Nosotras, vive en el Jr. Ocatavio Monte Verde 437, del distrito Calleria, departamento de Ucayali. Tiene 62 años de edad, es separada, pero el ingreso que tiene no alcanza, es así que Elsa, con el primer préstamo recibido de Manuela Ramos de S/. 300.00 (US$ 100.00) decide invertir en la venta de comidas y golosinas.

Actualmente Elsa se levanta de madrugada para preparar sus comidas y dirigirse a su puesto de venta donde sus clientas esperan con ansias su llegada por las ricas comidas que a diario prepara, y en la tardes vende golosinas en la esquina de su casa.

Con el reciente préstamo recibido de Manuela Ramos de S/. 1.500, (US$ 502.00 aprox.), el cual será pagado en 6 meses, comprará 1 sacos de arroz, 1 galones de aceite, 1 saco de azúcar, 1 paquete de fideos, además invertirá S/. 50 soles diarios en la compra de otros insumos y S/. 30 en golosinas.

Elsa, a pesar de haber perdido a su único hijo, tuvo fuerzas para seguir adelante, nos dijo que la vida te da alegrías pero también penas y que por más grandes que sean, siempre hay una luz de esperanza y una razón de vivir, en Manuela Ramos encontró muchas amigas con las cuales comparte lindos momentos de alegría.


Translated by Kiva volunteer, Emily Charnes

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 74
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  • $55,213,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Elisa tO PURCHASE ITEMS SUCH AS RICE, OIL, SUGAR, NOODLES AND SWEETS TO CONTINUE RUNNING HER BUSINESS.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 31, 2007
Listed
Dec 17, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 1, 2008