A loan of $425 helped to buy corn flour, wheat flour, lard, cooking oil, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, bread, cookies, soups, pasta, sauces, tooth paste, toilet paper, eggs, tortillas, juices, soft drinks.

Gloria De Jesus's story

Mrs. Gloria de Jesús C. is a grocer; she has a store called “Pulpería LYLI.” She has six years experience in this line of work. In addition to her grocery store she also buys milk to make cheeses and butter.

Gloria is a widow; her husband was assassinated in December of last year. Despite this tragedy, Gloria continues forward with her family since now her three children are totally dependent on her alone.

With income from her businesses she is paying for her children’s food, health, clothing and schooling.

The loan will be used to buy stock items for her grocery store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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