A loan of $575 helped to buy tanks fo gas.

Maria Elena's story

María Elena, 22, is married and has a daughter; she lives in the city of Cusco’s Santiago district. She sells basic staple items in her grocery store but is also starting to go into the business of selling gas for domestic use and she comments that she’s doing very well. María Elena needs more capital to get the gas business going so is asking for a loan to buy tanks of gas.

She is very grateful to KIVA for helping her develop in her activity and commits to make her installment payments punctually. María Elena belongs to the “Rumbo al Éxito-Santiago” (Path to Success-Santiago) communal bank in the city of Cusco, Peru. María Elena is working hard to provide a better future for her daughter and this is quite a struggle for her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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