Señora Gloria has a small shop where she sells basic grocery goods and beauty products. She is pictured here behind her shop counter. In the forefront of the picture is the glass showcase where she displays her beauty products.
Gloria is 43 years old and lives with her husband and four children in the city of Pucallpa. Her husband works at a sawmill. Gloria's children serve as her inspiration to continue to work hard at her business ventures.
Gloria has been working with Kiva partner Manuela Ramos for five years and belongs to the communal bank "Nuevas Amigas" (“New Friends”). Gloria used her very first loan of 300 soles (about $100) to invest in her grocery shop. She plans to use this loan of 1,000 soles to buy products for her shop and also to have the cooler/display case, where she keeps her drinks, sent out to be repaired.
Gloria's vision is to keep progressing with her business until one day she is the owner of a much larger and better stocked grocery shop. Gloria is pleased to be working with Manuela Ramos and is grateful for the financial assistance provided by the organization.