Total loan: $3,000


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Las Peñitas, Darien, Provincia de Veraguas, Panama / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more inventory for her kiosk.

Elis's story

Elis is president of the community bank of La Peñita. La Peñita is an Embera Wounaan indigenous community that is located in the Darien region of Panama. Elis owns a small storefront kiosk that provides the local community with products ranging from food to hygiene products and school supplies.

Elis has taken different loans of smaller amounts in the local community bank in the past and paid back punctually. Elis has earned the respect of her community and is a role model for other entrepreneur women in La Peñita

With this Kiva loan, she is planning to buy more inventory for her kiosk. This season of the year is the eve of school season and she wants to increase the offer of school supplies available for the children who attend the local rural school.