A loan of $500 helped to buy more clothes in order to restock her business.

Elsy Guadalupe's story

Doña Elsy is 47 years old and sells all types of clothing such as skirts, blouses, undergarments, and other items for women, men, and children. In the photograph, she is shown at her business. Elsy lives with her life companion and their two children, ages 8 and 14, who are currently studying. She is a hardworking and responsible woman. Her business is located along the main street of the town where she lives. A great deal of trade takes place in this area since there are different businesses, street vendors, and a large number of people that pass through.

Doña Elsy is requesting a loan so that she can buy more merchandise in order to restock her business. As a result, she will generate more income to help with the household expenses and to provide greater financial stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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