A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, sugar, and oil.


Elvo Iban's story

53-year-old Elvo has a grocery store where he sells rice, canned goods, meats etc. He lives on the outskirts of town where the roads are made of dirt and houses are built on the hillsides. Elvo has his own store because he doesn’t want to work for an employer, and this way he earns more money to support his wife and children. He sells milk products, grains, drinks, and oil at good prices. He and his wife work in the store from 7am to 10pm every day. In order to increase the stock in his store, he wishes to use the loan to buy rice, sugar, and oil. In the future he plans to expand the store and stock it with more items so that he can provide his children with a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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