A loan of $1,125 helped to buy supplies like rice, flour, and school supplies in greater volume.

Elva Maria's story

Elva, age 73, invested in the purchase of supplies like rice, flour, school supplies, toys, and items that have a high turnover. She is very happy with her Kiva loan, and she is currently preparing for the next loan.

She will use it to buy more supplies in greater volume. They give her a magnificent margin of contribution, and there is a good demand in the market. With her investment she has managed to increase her income and contribute more to the family expenses.

Her message to the lenders is the following: “Keep doing this work that is very important to all of the micro- entrepreneurs; it offers us a better life.”

If you want to know Elva’s history, go to the following site: http://kiva.org/lend/172764

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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