A loan of $200 helped buy flour and sugar to make cakes.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth is a member of the Empecemos (“Let’s get started”) Village Bank. She is 40 years old and is the single parent of one daughter. Elizabeth makes different kinds of cake with her mother, father, and daughter and distributes them to local market vendors, grocery stores, and schools in a small cart. She has been working in her family business for the past ten years.

Elizabeth is requesting a loan of 600 soles to buy flour and sugar to make more cakes. She usually takes out slightly larger loans, but is taking out a small loan since she expects the summer months (January – March) to be slow for business, since many locals leave the city of Ayacucho to return to their hometowns in the countryside.

Elizabeth’s goal for the future is to expand her business and open her own cake bakery.



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