A loan of $775 helped to make improvements to her premises especially the roof where the store is, upgrade the guttering and fix the leaks.

Gloria Maria's story

For 30 years Gloria Marie González has lived in the Carabelas suburb, with warm and friendly people, where they know her and it is an area with a well maintained environmental infrastructure. This is the description of the place where Gloria developed a variety of businesses that have helped her to get ahead in the education of her 3 adult-age children. She has a small general store, but also offers laundry services, she works with handicrafts and makes baby clothes, scarves and bags. In the end everything that occurs to her that could be income Gloria considers it, and it has always been this way. She became a businesswoman in the Galería suburb where she gained her broad career in commerce, and after she moved to her home her customer base has increased because one service led to adding another that she offers.
Currently she needs a loan to make improvements to her premises especially the ceiling where the store is, upgrading the guttering and fixing the leaks, preventing the humity so that her goods do not perish especially in the rainy season.
Her goal is to expand her business and employ people, also to increase her stock and offer services that proviD. a solution for her customers. Her current challenge is to keep her family close, because being a mother, the head of the home and for her children to get ahead is the biggest challenge that she has had in her life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Dent

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