A loan of $1,075 helped to buy cosmetics and costume jewelry.

Gloria Maria's story

Gloria lives in the northern portion of Guayaquil known as Las Orquídeas. She is 43 and makes a living selling beauty products and clothing by catalog. She has had this business for 2 years, and she started it out of necessity since she is the single mother of 3 children. She manages the business alone and during various hours since she makes her sales trips when her children are in school. Sometimes her youngest son goes with her since he is not in school. With this loan, Gloria will buy clothing, cosmetics, and costume jewelry, products that she will sell among family members, friends, and acquaintances. In the future, she hopes to bu a car and to improve the house where she lives.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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