A loan of $1,650 helped to renovate her place of business and to be able to separate the door of her house from that of her business.

Elcy Del Socorro's story

Elcy is married with two children, and, because the economic conditions in her house had been getting worse and worse, decided to open her own ice-cream store in order to take advantage of the fact that there are no other ice-cream stores in her area. She opened her store initially with some savings. She has several years worth of experience working in this field. Because of the small amount of capital with which it was funded, she only purchased the resources that were absolutely necessary and located the business within her home. In spite of the small amount of capital with which it was funded, thanks to the good service she offers, her business has succeeded and now has many good customers that allow her to generate an income with which her family has better economic conditions. Looking to offer better service to her customers and thereby increase her sales, Elcy is looking for a loan in order to renovate her place of business and separate the door of the business from the door of her house.

Elcy hopes that the business will continue to provide her two children with access to a better education and also the opportunity to have a better quality of life in their home. Her dream is for her family to succeed and to give them a better economic future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Lemon

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