A loan of $750 helped to purchase a larger quantity of vegetables and make some improvements to the interior of her house.


Elia Aurora's story

Elia, 69, lives with her husband in her own home. She no longer has dependent children. Her house has water and electrical service and is located in the San Pedro D. Lloc district belonging to the department of La Libertad. This area's main economic activities are commerce, and crop and livestock farming.

Elia devotes herself to selling vegetables insiD. a local market at which she has many years of experience. Thus she is well known and has her own clientele. Her sales have been increasing along with her income to improve her quality of life.

The loan she requested from Edpyme Alternativa through Capital Semilla was for 2,000 Peruvian soles, which she will use to buy a larger quantity of vegetables and make some improvements to the interior of her home. The increase in her sales will allow her to cover her loan and meet her household obligations. Elia is a person who, in spite of her years, continues on with a strong will to work to keep improving in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts


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