A loan of $500 helped to buy: flour, sugar, eggs, coloring, milk, cinnamon, etc.

Elsa Gladis's story

Elsa Gladis was not able to finish her education so she decided to dedicate herself to the world of business. She began by selling tea-breads from her home. At the moment, the business is expanding and she sells other goods like: beans, bananas, and other items that are attractive to her customers. Elsa lives with her 18 year old daughter in her own home which is in a very busy area. This has enabled Elsa's business to be very well known and frequented by many people as it is strategically located in the area and easy to get to. She has been running this business for many years. Thanks to her dedication and discipline, she has been able to maintain her business and she intends that it will become more of a store. She hopes that she will continue to draw income from this business for a long time as it is her main source of income. She is an exemplary woman as she has been able to raise her daughter alone and to continue working so that she can give her the best. All this motivates her to continue working. She has taken the decision to invest in her business and this is why she needs the loan which she is requesting from the institution Integral. The loan will be used to buy raw materials (flour, sugar, eggs, coloring, milk, cinnamon, etc.) for making the delicious bread that her customers demand every day. She is confident that she will have favorable results that will enable her to have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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