A loan of $775 helped to purchase a refrigerator, a display case and candy.

Elena's story

Elena is a woman of 20. She lives in the city of Cañete, in the Imperial district with her husband and her three small children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person. She and her husband dedicate all their efforts to raising their family.

With a great deal of effort and dedication, Elena works every day in her small business selling candy. She has a small space In her home which she uses to carry on her sales. Elena works from an early hour of the morning, and is able to do so for approximately 10 hours. In addition, she raises guinea pigs, ducks and turkeys to sell.

Elena feels happy doing her work, and believes it is going well because of the good service that she provides her customers. Elena is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help offered, she will be able to purchase a refrigerator which will be very useful for keeping soft drinks, fruit drinks, ice cream, gelatins and other food, as in the summertime she will supplement her business with these sales.

In addition, she wishes to buy a display case, as well as more candy for stocking her business. In this way, Elena hopes to be able to increase her sales and her income. This will help her a great deal, so that little by little she can achieve her great dream of having her own house, and seeing her children become fine professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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