A loan of $1,000 helped to buy soft drinks for corner shop.

Gloria Ines's story

Gloria, 49, is a hard-working woman who owns a small corner shop that she operates from her house. Her brother-in-law used to run the business but he wasn't a good manager and Gloria took over.

Gloria now works from 6:30am to 11:00pm seven days a week. She sells detergents, soft drinks, cooking oil, rice, etc. She wants to make a success of the business because she has three children--24-, 22- and 10-years old, respectively--and she wants to provide for them. She's applying for a loan to buy soft drinks that she will resell in her shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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