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Elsa is 38 years old, lives with 3 of her 4 children and her husband. She knows that working in a team is more commendable, and therefore, together with her husband they decided to open an ironworks shop 15 years ago, which has served to support their 4 children. They make all kinds of metal items, such as furniture, items for the home such as windows, doors, spiral stairs, metal roofs, and more. Because of the quality of their production, over the years Elsa and her husband can see the growth of their customers, and at times they have had to even work on Saturdays. Her husband is in charge of cutting and soldering, and Elsa does the finishing touches and painting.

This husband and wife strive to improve their family’s situation every day, so that their children may be successful, and through education they can be free of debt.

Elsa asks for a loan with which she will be able to acquire iron, the raw material needed to make the metal items.
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Elsa tiene 38 años, vive con 3 de sus 4 hijos y su esposo. Ella sabe que trabajar en equipo es más loable, por ello, junto a su esposo decidieron abrir un taller de cerrajería desde hace 15 años, el cual les ha servido para poder sostener a sus 4 hijos, realizan todo tipo de fabricaciones metálicas, tanto muebles, como estructuras para el hogar, como ventanas, puertas, escaleras caracol, techos metálicos, entre otros.Por la calidad de producción, con el paso de los años Elsa y su esposo pueden ver el incremento de sus clientes, para los cuales a veces es se ha necesario trabajar hasta los días sábados, su esposo se encarga de cortar y soldar, por su parte, Elsa da los acabados de pintando.
Esta pareja de esposo se esfuerza para mejorar cada día la situación de la familia, para que sus hijos puedan superarse cada día más, a través de la educación que puedan solventar.
Elsa solicita este préstamo con el que podrá adquirir fierros, materia prima básica para la elaboración de las construcciones metálicas.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 77
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  • $63,829,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Elsa acquire iron, the basic material to make furniture and metal structures.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009