A loan of $575 helped to buy wood and chisels and to pay to repair the compressor.


Elvia Maria's story

Elvia is 50 years old and lives in San Antonio de Ibarra. This parish is in the city of Ibarra and is characterized by art and culture. This is where wooden handcrafts are produced. Its economy is based on this service and it is very well known at the national level.

Elvia has had a handcrafts business for 4 years. She sells her products at fairs or by orders. This work is the only income she has to support her family.

Her husband also helps with the business. In general he does the sanding and lacquering part while Elvia specializes in doing the finish work for the product. At the moment she needs a loan to buy wood and chisels and to pay to repair the compressor.

Your help is very important for Elvia's business to continue growing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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