A loan of $550 helped to buy silver jewelry.

Gladys Edid's story

Gladys is a member of Primero de Enero Communal Bank. She lives on the outskirts of the El Valle de Cuenca district, also known as San Bautista de El Valle, where you can enjoy the peace of nature. The people there are pleasant and kind, and maintain the culture and traditions of their communities.

Gladys, 26, lives in a common-law relationship from which she has two children, ages 8 and 2. Her first child, a daughter, studies in an elementary school in the city. Her husband is a driver by profession and works driving a truck. The house in which she lives is her property.

Gladys has worked as a private employee for a year. In her free time she works selling clothing and silver jewelry, a business she has had for four years.

This is her third loan from the communal bank and she is going to invest it in buying silver jewelry to grow in this business.

Her dream is to travel around the world.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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