A loan of $400 helped to make improvements to her home.

Concepcion Elena's story

Concepción is 19 years old. She is single and lives in the city of Chincha with her parents and siblings. She is a very friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic person, who has a real drive to move forward. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources and because she had to work to support her parents, Concepción was not able to study a degree in Computing and Information like she wanted to. In her free time, she likes to listen to music and sometimes she cooks a delicious Escabeche de Pollo (Chicken with Onion and Capers) to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and with a lot of effort and dedication, she works as a cashier and attends to customers in a pastry shop in her city. She works every day for approximately 12 hours and things are going well for her because she is responsible and she is friendly to others. Concepción is very grateful to Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help, she will be able to improve her home. She wants to plaster, paint, and put down a floor. This way, she and her family will have more security and wellbeing. Concepción will continue working and fighting to achieve her dream of becoming a professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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