A loan of $325 helped working Funds.


Elsa Gioconda's story

Elsa Gioconda R. Pérez is a 55 year old woman. She is married and she has 4 children, who live on their own. They are grateful to Elsa and her husband due to the efforts they made for sustenance and education. Elsa began her business when a very difficult situation forced her to leave her fixed job.

From a very young age, Elsa was a primary school teacher, but using the chalk disagreed with her throat, and the chalk and the effort that she made for her students caused nodes of inflammation. This was the reason why her bosses decided to lay her off, but Elsa was not vanquished and with her small severance she started a small grocery store. This is what has been a source of income for her and her family since them. Because her husband was an electrical technician and works without a fixed location, they don’t earn much. Señora Elsa wants this loan to stock her business and in this manner gather together a bigger portion of income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky



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