A loan of $775 helped to buy cement, wood, tools and other construction materials for her business.


Gladis Estela's story

Gladis is an honest, hardworking, and responsible person. She lives with her husband and their 3 children in a town in southern Honduras. Her business is a hardware store.

Gladis needs the loan to buy cement, wood, tools, and other construction materials for her business. She expects that with the loan her sales will increase since she’ll have more products to cover the needs of her daily customers. The increase in income will allow her to improve her family’s standard of living.

In the future, Gladis hopes to have and improved physical space so that she can sell rebar for construction, which she can’t do at the moment. She also hopes to continue supporting her family and for her children to finish their studies so they can become successful people with better opportunities.

Choluteca, Honduras – September 2012

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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