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Elena
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Elena Castillo is 50 years old. She is married and has 4 children who are all independent, but she has three grandchildren in her care. She lives in the Luis Alberto Fujimori neighborhood of Puerto Salaverry, in the department of La Libertad, Peru.

Elena did not go to school, but she has always liked to work hard and get ahead. Since she was very young she has worked in various jobs, and she is currently selling food from her house in the evenings. She also rents rooms to boarders who live in some rooms that she and her husband fixed up for this purpose.

She belongs to the “Las Empresarias Al Exito II” (Business Women Headed for Success II) communal bank. Her first loan was for S/. 300.00 and she invested it in the purchase of soft drinks and ingredients for the foods she makes. With this loan of S/. 1,500.00, which she will pay back in 6 months, she will invest it entirely in her food business.

Her greatest dream is to be able to improve her living conditions and thereby be able to make some improvements to her house.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Elena Castillo, tiene 50 años de edad. Esta casada y tiene 04 hijos, los cuales son independientes, pero tiene 03 nietos pequeños a su cuidado.
Ella vive en el P.J Luis Alberto Fujimori, en el Puerto Salaverry, departamento La Libertad – Perú.

La señora Elena, no estudió pero siempre le gustó progresar, así es que desde muy joven se dedicó a diferentes actividades, actualmente vende comida en su casa por las noches, da pensión a algunos inquilinos que viven en algunos ambientes que ella y su esposo acondicionaron para alquilarlos.

Pertenece al Banco Comunal “Las Empresarias Al Éxito II ” Su primer préstamo fue de S/. 300.oo y lo invirtió en la compra gaseosas y víveres para la elaboración de los menús. El préstamo de S/. 1500.00 que cancelará en 6 meses lo invertirá completamente en su pequeño negocio de comida

Su mayor sueño es poder mejorar sus condiciones de vida y así poder darle algunos acabados a su casa.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Elena she will buy more ingredients for the preparation of the foods she makes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 25, 2008
Listed
Jun 10, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2009