A loan of $500 helped purchase perfumes and cosmetics.

Elpidia's story

Elpidia González is 54 years old, and is a native of Carapeguá City. She has been married for 23 years to Mario Ibarra, 47, and they have 1 child who is in their second year of law. Elpidia and Mario married when they were very young and worked in Argentina for many years. This is where they gathered the capital to return to their country and build the house they had dreamed about so much. Elpidia sells perfume and general cosmetics, making cash and credit sales. She has a good clientele of people in the city and from companies, and thanks to this activity and the efforts of both their child is studying in a private university. Now Elpidia wants to purchase more merchandise such as perfumes, creams, and other products to fill her many orders.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory

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