A loan of $975 helped to expand her business by buying more merchandise.

Gladys's story

Gladys is a 39-year-old parent. She lives with her husband and their three children in their own house, which has electricity only, and is located in the Tambogrande district, which is part of the Lambayeque department. This area is noted for its farming, livestock-raising, and handicrafts.

For several years, Gladys has sold groceries: products used daily such as milk, rice, cooking oil, sugar, toilet paper, tuna, eggs, etc. She has set up her business in the market in the area where she lives. With the earnings from the sale of her products, she tries to cover all her expenses and improve her standard of living.

She also raises and sells goats, which she sells in the local markets, once they reach their optimal growth. She has had loans financed by Kiva previously, and has shown herself to be a client who is on time with her payments.

The loans have helped her a great deal, and her store is growing little by little. Now she is appealing to the generosity of the Kiva lenders, in order to apply for a loan of 2,500 nuevos soles, which she will use to expand her business by buying more merchandise. Her one dream is for her business to grow and have more products to offer customers, and enable her to cover her loan.

Gladys is a responsible, dedicated and hard-working person, who is concerned about helping her family get ahead in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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