A loan of $975 helped to buy more basic needs products and cosmetics.

Gloria's story

Gloria, age 34, is a good, kind, and enterprising woman. She is in a common-law marriage with Tito, age 40. He has been her loyal companion for a long time. They have three children, 14 year old Valentina, 12 year old Milagros, and 8 year old Alferi. They live in their own house, and she works a lot in order to provide her family with better living conditions.

Gloria sells groceries. Her business is located at her house, which is situated on a very busy street in her neighborhood. She gets up very early and opens the doors to her establishment. She waits for her customers to come looking to buy everything. She is responsible for always providing them with new things, whether it be diverse personal items or quality groceries. She always provides good service. She has been in this business for four years, and she does it with help from her life partner.

She supplements this business activity with other sources of income like selling different cosmetics through catalogs. She also sells hardware products that are always needed in a place so far from the center of the city. It is going very well for her in her business because she sells a lot. Also, thanks to the support from her life partner, she has enough time to rest or to give her children the attention they need. She hopes that her business continues to move forward.

This is her fourth loan with MFP. She is grateful to the people who make this loan possible and give her the opportunity to continue working in order to achieve her objectives. She pledges to make her payments punctually and very responsibly. She will use the requested 2,500 soles to buy more merchandise for her business. She will also buy more cosmetics to have in stock. She wants to have all types of items in order to keep her customers happy.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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