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A loan of $475 helped to buy hardware for her business such as cement.

Gladis Melva's story

Gladis belongs to the communal bank SAN RAFAEL. She continues with her hardware business. She sells nails, paint, tools, tubes and construction materials such as cement among others. She has spent years in this business which is going well, thanks to the hard work she puts in everyday. Her business is located in her house. Gladis is a responsible and hard working person and being this way she gets her family ahead.

Gladis is requesting this loan to purchase merchandise for her business such as cement. She is very grateful for the loan granted and she promises to honour the established monthly payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima

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