A loan of $1,375 helped to buy sacks of coffee and pay shipping charges.

Gladys's story

Gladys, 37, lives with the father of her two children who are 9 and 3 years old. They all live in a rented house located in a district in the central jungle. Gladys is a persevering, constant woman. She’s been buying coffee at wholesale for nine years. To do so, she and her spouse travel to various indigenous communities to the very fields and buys several sacks of dry coffee at considerable prices. “Once acquiring my product, I sort it to sell to coffee cooperatives; the business is profitable,” she mentions. The growers save on transportation costs and the cooperatives avoid having to do the selection task. Gladys is an intermediary and she strives to do her job well. She set aside space at home to store her products.

The months when sales are best are from April to August but she makes her buying trips every day of the year because she feels every day without work is a wasted day. Gladys needs your support to buy more coffee beans and this is why she’s asking for your help. This will be MFP loan #2. She’s grateful for the trust placed in the previous loan and she commits to make her monthly payments punctually. She will use the requested 3,500 soles to buy several sacks of coffee and will also pay the shipping charges of said merchandise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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