A loan of $850 helped to buy school supplies and notebooks.


Elena Mercedes's story

44-year old Elena lives in Playa Villamil. She decided to start a business selling school supplies because her husband left her and she needed to support her two small children. She works alone. One of Elena's problems is the rain that causes the streets to flood.

In the future she wants to do some repairs on her house and improve her business. With the loan money she plans to buy school supplies such as note books.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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