A loan of $1,100 helped to buy three packets of water pipes, sewer pipes, fluorescent tubes, etc.


Elsa Rosa's story

Elsa is a member of the “Medallitas de Oro II” community bank which is located in Puno district, in Puno province and department. She is 30 years old, lives with her partner, and has one child. She studied up to the fourth year of her secondary education. Elsa has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for five years. Her first loan was for 300 soles and she invested that money in her business selling hardware. Elsa will use her new loan for 3,000 soles to buy three packets of water pipes, sewer pipes, fluorescent tubes and other accessories for her business. She works alone in her business as her husband has another business selling flowers. Elsa's dream is to capitalize her business and fill her stand with a lot more merchandise. What Elsa most likes about her community bank is the happiness and the money she makes on her savings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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