A loan of $200 helped to do the electrical installation for her home and buy some ingredients for her business.

Elsa Del Carmen's story

Elsa del Carmen is 55 years old and lives with her family. She owns a food stand in the municipal market. She has 35 years of experience in this business. This experience has helped her to have the best sales of the market. She is well known and has many clients, who know that she makes the most delicious dishes and has a very complete menu of soups, meats, salads, and breakfasts, among other. Furthermore, her customers know she uses high quality ingredients to prepare the menu yet has reasonable prices.

Elsa is a very friendly, helpful, hard working woman and above all dedicated to her home. She thinks that best place is home, where she feels is the only place that she can protect her family. Her home still does not have electric power. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to invest in home improvements. This loan will allow her to do the electrical installation and buy some ingredients for her business. Elsa del Carmen is responsible and with good credit references, she is sure that will be able pay back the debt and at the same time offer her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo

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