A loan of $300 helped to buy potatoes, sugar, and jello.


Esther Teofila's story

Esther is a member of the ‘Las Entusiastas’ Community Bank. She is a 52-year old widow with seven children. Every day she sells candy at a high school entrance from a pushcart; she also makes jello and popsicles which she sells at the same spot.

Esther needs a loan of 900 soles to buy potatoes, sugar, and jello. Her dream is to build her own home, own a store, and have children with good jobs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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