A loan of $950 helped a member to buy groceries.

Los Llanos El Tablon Group's story

Gladis is a member of the “Los Llanos El Tablón” communal bank. She’s 32-years-old, married and has three children. She lives in the community of El Tablón in Danli municipality, El Paraíso.

She’s a tenacious woman who has had a small grocery store for the last three years that operates in a small section of her house; it’s open from 7am until 8pm. The advantage it has is its excellent location for sales so it earns good profits; the disadvantage is that she has competition so she must stock the store to keep her customers satisfied.

The loan Gladis is taking out is to buy groceries in general like sugar, rice, soft-drinks, lard, meat, eggs, chicken, cured meats, bread, cheese, butter, bullion cubes and coffee among other products. With help from the loan she’ll have more and better stock in the store and her customers will be able to find everything they need to prepare their meals and she will be able to cover her household’s and her children’s expenses.

Her goal is to make her store grow until it becomes a mini-market. Gladis has been a FAMA client for two cycles and she expects to pay the installments for her new loan punctually and responsibly like she’s done to date.

In this group: Eva Zulema, Gladis Cecilia, Yahaira Carolina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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