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A loan of $275 helped to buy rice, beans, oil, chicken, beef and firewood.

Gladys Ernestina's story

Gladys has had a food stand in one of León’s markets for 15 years; she does this work in order to support her family. She heads out from home at 7:30am and opens her business at 8am. She starts to prepare the delicious dishes and ends work at 8pm. Her customers are merchants in the market and people who travel to various departments and nearby districts.

She’s asking Ceprodel for a loan that she’ll use to buy rice, beans, oil, chicken and beef to offer her customers a variety of dishes at a lower price thus earning higher income and attaining a better standard of living since her dream is to keep making home improvements every day. She’s grateful to Ceprodel and to Kiva because her previous loans have made it possible for her to improve her business’ condition.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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