A loan of $325 helped to tune up and upgrade her machines in order to rent them.

Elvira's story

ELVIRA P. D. V. is an associate of the Communal Bank "Las Rosas" and lives at 202 Jr. Túpac Amaru in the Callao District. She is a 76-year-old, widowed mother of 5.

She rents out heavy machinery and transportation. The first loan she received of 300 Soles (3 Soles = $1USD, approx.), she used to refurbish her truck in order to put it up for rent. Being a woman has not stopped her from being in the business of heavy machinery.

With this loan of 1,000 soles, she will tune up and upgraD. her machines in order to rent them.

She's very thankful for the help she has received from Manuela Ramos; it has enabled her to move ahead on her own, instead of depending on her husband, like other women.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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