A loan of $850 helped to buy groceries, in order to increase and stock up her products.


Eliana's story

Eliana belongs to the community bank "Virgen de la Puerta," in the Bellavista district, Bellavista province, San Martin department, in Peru. She is married, 37 years old, and is the mother of three children, all of whom depend on her and are studying.


She was motivated to open her own business by her determination to see her children become professionals. She sells groceries from her own home, a site that is well-equipped for receiving customers.


The profit that she earns contributes to her family's income. She is well-liked by her regular customers who come to her shop every day to buy things, because she has the products that a housewife needs, and she shares her attention and charisma with them.


With this loan of PEN 2,500, she will buy sacks of rice and sugar, packages of beans, boxes of milk and preserved fish in a variety of brands, crates of eggs, and personal hygiene items to continue serving her customers.


Elianita, as she is called affectionately, strongly wishes to continue working hard. Day after day, she gives thanks for the great opportunity to move forward as a woman. She also thanks the Manuela Ramos movement (a Peruvian feminist movement) for helping her to become a businesswoman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Iverson


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