A loan of $1,150 helped to set up a stainless steel table and to buy a new refrigerator.


Gloria Elena's story

Gloria is a person who has always been noted for being very hardworking and thanks to this she’s managed to raise her two children despite having been widowed some time ago. Her source of income is a business selling fast-food that she started in a location that had lots of shortcomings. Nevertheless, she’s managed to get ahead and with much effort succeeded in getting a space in which to set up a few tables thus offering better customer service. Since she’s been located here sales have increased considerably and this has led to improved household income; her two children are able to access better quality of life and better opportunities for economic progress.

However, now she’s having problems with the health department who are requiring a few improvements to meet health requirements for her business which is why she’s looking for a loan to set up a stainless steel table and to buy a refrigerator for her business. In this way she will be able to overcome the problem of business capital and her business will move forward providing better customer service. Also, she will continue generating higher income for her home each time so that her children will have a better quality of life and better opportunities for economic progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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