A loan of $1,200 helped to buy four mobile phones at wholesale.

Elena's story

Elena, 42, is a hardworking woman living with Orlando, her husband. They have four children who they care for in their own house located in Chilca. Her wish to maintain her family’s stability keeps Elena energized. She works raising pigs which is constant work; she raises them in a corral she has at home. During the day, she also works at a second activity which is selling mobile phones in a space she rents in a centrally-located spot in the city; she has many customers who are aware of the latest model mobile phones she brings every month. She comments that her work has good results because she always brings novel items which is why she hopes to be able to continue increasing her working capital to continue to satisfy her customers with the latest trends.

She belongs to the “La Florida” communal bank and this is the 10th MFP loan. She feels fulfilled because she gets the help needed to make business progress. Because of this, she promises to be punctual with her payments. She also enjoys working in her communal bank because the people are responsible and mutually supportive. Elena will use the money to buy four mobile phones to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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