A loan of $1,075 helped to refurbish her space, buying paint, wood, and nails, as well as to replace some items such as pool balls and cue sticks.


Elva's story

Elva, 59 years old, is married to Ladislao, who is a merchant and the father of her children. She and her husband live with their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren in a home they own. Elva runs a game room with pool tables in her home, where she welcomes customers who come to her place from all over. She only rents the tables to adults because she is aware of the potential negative effects of this activity, especially on children. She started the business more than two years ago because she already had pool tables that she had brought from another place where she'd lived before and installed in her current home with her children's help. Thanks to her efforts, her business is doing very well. Luckily, she has her husband's unconditional support, which helps her keep going. She supplements her income by selling snacks and soft drinks. She is requesting 3000 soles. She is grateful for the opportunity and for the help people are giving her to obtain this financing, which will help her improve her business. She is committed to making all her payments on time. She will use the requested amount to refurbish her space, buying paint, wood, and nails, as well as to replace some items such as pool balls and cue sticks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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