A loan of $1,125 helped repair her vehicle so that it will pass inspection.

Gladys's story

Gladys is a member of the Communal Bank Group “Madres del Futuro” (Mothers of the Future). She is a 41 year old single mother of two children (ages 27 and 26) who work and are independent.

Gladys helped her mother as a cook and after two years studied tailoring, eventually opening a shop in her home. She makes school uniforms. Using her savings she purchased a secondhand minibus, which her son drives. She also sells beauty products by catalog.

Since joining FINCA, Gladys has learned how to organize her business. She is punctual and responsible with her loans. Gladys needs a loan of 3400 soles to fix her car so that it will pass inspection. She will also buy more beauty products. She dreams of growing her business and purchasing another gas-powered minibus.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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