A loan helped to buy raw materials such as meat and potatoes for making her meals. She will also buy candies and beverages in order to increase her sales and in that way continue paying for the expenses of her humble home.


Gloria Esperanza's story

Gloria is 50 years old and is married. She has two sons, Alejandro who is 16 and studies in a local school, and Sebastián who is 3 and goes to a daycare center. 16 years ago Gloria began selling food on the go via sales on public transport. She gets up very early in the morning to prepare the food she will sell that day and then goes out to find a way to cover household needs such as food and education for her children. Her husband is a brick layer, but due to limited work he helps her with her business. Gloria needs a loan in order to buy raw materials such as meat and potatoes for making her meals. She will also buy candies and beverages in order to increase her sales and in that way continue paying for the expenses of her humble home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon.


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It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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