A loan of $1,050 helped to buy softdrinks, rice, oil, sugar, etc.

Gladys Piedad's story

Gladys, 61, is a hard-working lady who aspires to growing her business. She has a grocery store set up in the front part of her house where she sells beverages, rice, oil, sugar, etc.

She is single and has a 16-year-old son who helps her in the store when he gets home from school. Her opening hours are Monday through Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. She is requesting a loan to invest in the business by purchasing goods such as softdrinks, rice, oil, sugar, etc.

Her dream is to grow the business and increase earnings. She would like to open a new store in another area of town.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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