A loan of $325 helped she will purchase basic goods (rice, sugar, milk, oil, etc.).


Elina's story

Señora Elina is a member of the interim group "Las Vencedoras de Villa Universitaria". She lives in the region and province of San Martín in the district of Tarapoto. She sells groceries, and she started this business because there wasn't a business of this kind in her neighborhood and also because she wanted to earn an income and contribute to her family's finances. Her business is located in her home at Jr. Alfonso Ugarte Nº 2137, a place where she awaits to attend to her customers with much kindness.

With this loan of 1,000 nuevos soles, which will be repaid in 6 months, she will buy basic goods like rice, sugar in sacks, milk, oil, canned goods of different sizes, toys, toilet paper in packages, detergent, soap of different brands and sizes, etc. In this way she will supply her business well and her customers will find what they are looking for.

Elina is 26-years-old and lives with her husband and daughter. She is a hard-working, charismatic woman who wants to keep working to grow her business, sinces she likes what she does. Her goal is to continue with her business, to keep growing, and to have it well-supplied for her own and her customers' satisfaction.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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