A loan of $900 helped buy vegetables like potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, yucca, “quequisques” (a root vegetable), “chayote” (a plant from the gourd family), oranges, lemons, and others.


Gladys Del Carmen's story

This businesswoman is Gladys del Carmen T.. She is 61, married, and has five grown children. She is of Mestiza ethnicity. She has a sales stall in the municipal market in the city of Bluefields. For over three years she has been selling vegetables like potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, yucca, “quequisques” (a root vegetable), “chayote” (a plant from the gourd family), oranges, lemons, and others. Mrs. T. has been a member of the Verbo church for several years. She actively participates in church activities. Mrs. T. is asking for a loan for 900 US dollars to buy vegetables like the ones mentioned in the previous paragraph. Then she will be able to offer her customers more products. Businesswoman T. thanks you ahead of time for the support that the loan will give her. She assumes the responsibility for making her payments as agreed upon by the lenders and herself.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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