A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients such as rice, vegetables, and meats, among other items.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, who is 38 years old, is an unassuming woman. She lives with her husband and their two children, whom she cares for in the house that she bought several years ago. In the early hours of the day, she goes out to buy the ingredients needed to prepare meals, since she takes pre-ordered meals to her various customers. She comments that thanks to her good cooking, she has already worked in this business for three years, since she always has the will to advance. Now she wants to improve the capital that she has so that in this way she can buy her supplies wholesale and thus improve the earnings that she receives daily. She belongs to the communal bank "La Brisas," and this is her first loan with Kiva. She is happy to continue working with the members of her communal bank, who are very united, welcoming, and responsible people. Elizabeth will invest the 1000 PEN in the purchase of basic products to prepare food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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