A loan of $400 helped to buy basic grains, instant products, bread, and spices.

Elena's story

Elena, age 52, lives with her life partner and her son in her own house. She has a small store where she sells basic needs items, basic grains, spices, and instant products, among others. In addition to this, she goes out to sell bread in the areas surrounding her community. She does this in order to contribute to the household expenses.

She has had the business for several years. It has been a valuable experience in that the sales allow her to get greater income. She has a lot of clientele because people prefer her quality, good prices, and excellent service.

Elena is a very enterprising woman who is devoted to her work. She has a lot of dreams ahead of her, and she wants a better future. She works hard every day with love and constancy because she knows it is the only way she will achieve the success that she so desires.

In the past weeks demand has increased, and she wants to take advantage of that by making a new investment. That is why she is requesting a loan from Integral. The loan will allow her to buy basic grains, instant products, bread, and spices, etc.

She has good payment references, and she is very responsible. She assures that she will be able to repay the debt, and she is confident that she will give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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