A loan of $1,575 helped to buy pencils, oil, rice, and provisions.

Gladys Nathalia's story

Gladys, 61, lives in Portoviejo, Guayaquil. She decided to go into this business because she wanted to help in the economic situation of her family and in the neighborhood, because there was not a store nearby. She is a widow so she needs to work to be able to support her family. She did it and it is going well for her. She works every day. She only has three minor children. The difficulty she has is crime. In the future she wants to improve her business and have a place.

With the loan she will buy oil, rice, pencils, and supplies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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