A loan of $1,675 helped to buy notebooks, erasers, sheets of paper and cards.

Elsy Carolina's story

Elsy is forty-six years old, she lives at el Fortín, area in which the government is starting to do a lot of work, since most of the streets are not paved, reason why they don't have the basic services. This is where, with a lot of effort, she bought a small display cabinet, and started selling stationery items such as notebooks, erasers, sheets of paper, cards, etc. Over time, and when she became better known, she began providing other services such as making copies, scanning papers and computer related work. Since the business isn't very big, she runs it on her own since 7 am until 10 pm, because her eldest children who are of legal age, help her sometimes. With the requested loan she will buy an additional display cabinet and more merchandise to be able to increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marina Romanisio

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