A loan of $1,000 helped to buy ingredients for her diner.

Gloria Etel's story

Doña Gloria is 40 years old and lives in Santa Elena in the department of Usulután. Her family is comprised of her husband and three children, ages 22, 18 and 12. She runs a diner and "pupuseria" (tortilla stand) as well as a store where sells stuffed animals, purses and decorative items. She started this business to help her husband with household expenses. She opens from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. She is in need of funding for her business and therefore has requested a loan to buy ingredients for the diner and "pupuseria".

This investment will help her improve attention to customers and increase sales. She hopes to be able to keep her business running for a long time, keep her customers satisfied and be able to proviD. everything her family may need in the way of proper nutrition and health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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