A loan of $250 helped to purchase wholesale food products.

Gladys's story

Glays is 56 years old and lives in the La Esperanza district, Trujillo province, in the department of La Libertad, Perú.

She is a member of the ESPERANZA UNIDA Village Bank.

This businesswoman teaches cutting and tailoring techniques, something she has been doing since before she was married, making clothing for children, women, and men. When she married she stopped sewing to tend to the household.

Gladys is married and has five older children.

She sells breakfasts and a set menu from the restaurant in her house.

Her first loan of 300 soles was invested in the purchase of new kitchen utensils, chairs, and tables.

This loan of 700 soles will go towards the purchase of wholesale food items such as vegetable stews, rice, potatoes, oil, sugar, etc.

Gladys’ dream is to have a poultry store in order to increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Paguio

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