A loan of $550 helped buy beer, soda and gelatin to sell.

Govana Elizabeth's story

Govana Elizabeth is 29 years old and belongs to the United Communal Bank for a Better Future II. She lives in the Florencia de Mora district in the province of Trujillo in Libertad, Peru. She finished secondary school but did not continue studying because she got married when she was 21. She has 2 children, an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. She has a store in her home where she sells candies, soda and beer. She paid her first loan of 300 soles in 4 payments and used it to buy soda and cookies. With this loan of 1,700 soles, which will also be paid in 4 payments, she will buy beer, soda and jello to sell during the Christmas holidays. Govana dreams of having a really big store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Crouch

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