A loan of $750 helped to buy essential goods for her store.

Elvira's story

Elvira, 59, is a hard-working, cheerful entrepreneur. She lives with her common-law husband, José, and their two children, ages 22 and 38, whom they love very much. They live in their own house. Elvira sells groceries out of a small store she opened in her home where she receives her neighbors who are her main customers. She has been in business for six years and is very kind to her customers, since what she enjoys most about her work is being able to socialize with her friends. She keeps busy and feels she is being productive while helping to cover household expenses, since her husband's income as an electric technician does not always cover costs. Her business is profitable since she has been able to establish a regular customer base who consume her products regularly meaning inventory turnover is constant and earnings are good. Her goal now is to keep the business running. This will be her 8th loan through the MFP institution. She is grateful for the support and hopes to be able to continue counting on it, and is committed to paying back the loan on time. The 2,000 PEN loan will be used to buy essential goods to add to the store's inventory to continue operating.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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