A loan of $1,175 helped to buy an industrial kitchen, kitchen items, tables, chairs and supplies.

Matilde Gloria's story

Matilde is 58 years old. She lives in the city of Ica, and has a son whom she loves and is the main part of her life. She is a very friendly person who is hard working, enthusiastic, and who dedicates all her efforts to the betterment of her family. Thanks to her efforts, she was able to study for a career in cosmetology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking a delicious Carapulcra con Sopa Seca (a traditional South Peruvian Quechua dish) to share with her family.

Through hard work and dedication, Matilde offers accommodation and meals to young students. In the afternoons, she also offers hair-cutting services. Every day she starts her workday in the early hours of the morning, and she can work approximately 12 hours. She believes things are going well for her as a result of the good treatment she offers her clients.

Matilde is grateful to the Kiva lenders because, thanks to the aid they offer, she will be able to purchase an industrial kitchen, kitchen items, tables, chairs and food preparation supplies. Through these means Matilde will have a better-equipped and stocked business, and will keep working and making an effort so that in the near future she can expand her business and have her house built with proper materials.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heydi Hernandez

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