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A loan of $1,000 helped replenish store stock.


Erlinda Elizabeth's story

Erlinda Elizabeth resides in Apopa county in the state of San Salvador. Erlinda is 34 years old, married to Alfredo who works at the PNC, and has a 5 year-old daughter named Vanessa. Erlinda and her husband help each other with household's expenses. She works in her own business, a store with food products, always in the company of her small daughter since there is no one else to take care of her and who she hasn't been able to enroll in kindergarten. Erlinda wishes to increase her store's inventory with this loan which will help her increase her sales and her profits to give Vanessa the opportunity to be enrolled in kindergarten given the many expenses required for the many school and didactic materials they ask for.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Zamora



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