A loan of $1,125 helped to expand her facility.

Elena Del Rocio's story

Elena is a 45 year old woman who lives with her husband and her 17 year old daughter. They have their own home in the city of Santo Domingo, a city with a warm humid climate known to be a very productive commercial sector.

Elena is the owner of a store. She opened it 3 years ago taking advantage that her home is across from a school, a great location for sales. Little by little she has improved her small store and has increased her merchandise. Her daughter and her husband also help her to serve the customers so she has the support of her family.

Elena is an enterprising woman with charisma. She went to Foundation Alternative in order to obtain a loan in order to expand her facility. Her dream is to have a mini-market in the future. Elena is very grateful to the institution and the Kiva loaners for giving her the opportunity to make her dream come true, as this is the way she will improve customer service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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