A loan of $1,525 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store and to do some home improvements.


Elsa's story

Elsa, 64, is single; her children are all adults and live on their own. She lives in Nueva Arica District in north Perú and gets along very well with her neighbors. Elsa is a very hardworking person despite her age. Precisely because she lives alone and wants to stay active, she’s been selling groceries at home for more than 12 years. This business turned out to be quite good for her mental health and it’s also profitable. Because of this she’s asking Edpyme Alternativa for a loan with Kiva help. She needs the loan to invest in working capital for her store and to do some home improvements. In this way she will make her business grow and will be able to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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