A loan of $500 helped to buy stationery, exercise books..

Gladys Haydee's story

Gladys is 27 years old. She has a small stationery store. She lives with her husband and 4 children in an area characterized by the fact that most of its inhabitants are traders and salesmen. The area is the suburb of Guayaquil.

Gladys chose to have a stationery store because her young son needed to have better financial support as her ex-husband didn't give her money to support him. Little by little, with effort, she was able to buy various stationery products until she re-married and increased her stationery business. She currently has four children aged 13, 11, 9 and 4. She also works from very early in the morning selling $1.00 exercise books, pens, pencils, stationery, etc.

She would like to use her loan to buy exercise books, pens, stationery and other articles for her stationery store. In the future, she would like to continue with her business and, if possible, expand it with more merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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