A loan of $1,075 helped to buy gasoline and grocery store products.


Gloria's story

Gloria is a 37-year old single mother who raises her two daughters, Andrea and Jimena, with love and dedication. She owns her house, located in the village of Casacoto. Ten years ago, Gloria started farming potatoes, beans and peas. She takes good care of her crops to prevent damage from the weather. "Too much rain or sun damages the harvest," she confirms.

Along with her farming, Gloria sells basic goods from a store space set up in her home. She is also thinking of selling gasoline and oil to travelers; she feels certain it will be profitable since the village is far from other locations that sell fuel.

Gloria belongs to the “Sembradoras de Casacoto” community bank. This is her third loan with MFP and she feels well supported by the other bank members, who are good, supportive people. Gloria will invest the loan in a variety of products to stock her grocery store with, as well as in the purchase of a few gallons of gasoline for her new business venture.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu


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