Total loan: $750


PUCALLPA, Ucayali, Peru / Food

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A loan helped to purchase soft drinks, mineral water, and beer.

Elida's story

Elida is a member of the communal bank named "Lideres Triunfadoras", meaning "Successful Leaders". It is located in the district of Calleria in the department of Ucayali. She is 53 years old, a widow, and she has four grown and independent children. As the founding member of the communal bank she is one of the individuals who is in charge of meeting all of the commitments maD. at the close of the loan cycle. With her first loan she was able to purchase drinks. This helped her to start working in a business selling soft drinks, mineral water, and beer. This business is located in her house. With her new loan, amounting to S/.2000 nuevos soles, she will purchase: 4 cases of soft drinks, 10 boxes of beer, and 1 package of water. All of her children are grown and have families of their own. She occupies herself with this business. She is a widow but she had the courage to support her children without anyone's help.