A loan of $700 helped to buy pipes and sheets of metal.


Elsy Del Carmen's story

Elsy lives with her husband and three children, ages 15, 18, and 21. She manages a dining room and store. She makes sales every day from 5:00 a.m. until she finishes. She has her business in the national hospital of the community; the grocery store is right there.

Currently she is requesting a loan to buy pipes and sheets of metal that will be used to repair the roof of her business. With this loan she will be able to make the investment and do the maintenance on her business.

Her goal with the loan is to be able to improve the roof of her business, making it more secure. Also, in the future she wants to buy herself a plot of land to build her own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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