A loan of $600 helped to buy seasonal clothing with which to stock her business.


Gladys's story

Gladys is 31 years old. She is not married but has been living with her partner for a long time. She does not have children right now. Gladys' business is selling shoes, clothing, sandals and bags. Her store is located in the town of El Torno. This is her first loan with the institution. Gladys will use this loan to buy seasonal clothing with which to stock her business. She is requesting this loan so that she can offer a variety of products to her customers. Gladys faces challenges in her business such as competition and fighting her way out of poverty. She will use the profits from her business to improve her own quality of life as well as that of her family. Her wish is to have a larger store, stocked with a variety of merchandise, so that she can make more income. She feels happy and grateful for the opportunity that the institution is giving her to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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