A loan of $725 helped to buy glass at wholesale.


Gladys Vicentina's story

Gladys is a member of the “Las Collabinas” communal bank located in Ilave district, El Collao province, Puno department. She’s 27 years old, her marital status is single and she has a son. She finished middle school. She has been collaborating with the Manuela Ramos Movement for a year. Her first loan was for 500 new soles that she used for her glass business. She will use this, 2000 new sol, loan to buy half a crate of glass for her business. Gladys works alongside her husband and brothers. Her husband is also a Public Accountant. Her dream is to set up a Laundromat and a plastics store. What she likes about her communal bank is the ease with which loans are granted.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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