A loan of $1,000 helped to buy corn, beans, rice, cheese, squash, tomatoes, and cabbage, among other items.


Ana Gladis's story

Ana Gladis is 40 years old. She lives with her two adult children and her brothers and her sisters-in-law. She is a very hard-working woman, honest and responsible with her daily tasks. She is friendly and very entrepreneurial, since she has always wanted to give a good example to her children. Ana has a little business where she sells pupusas [thick, stuffed corn tortillas, a typical Salvadoran food]. This is how she earns an honest living, and she is known for being kind to her customers, who reward her by giving her their business. She wants to buy supplies and ingredients so that her business can grow. This is why she came to INTEGRAL, to apply for a loan and buy corn, beans, rice, cheese, squash, tomatoes, and cabbage, among other items. She hopes to receive the help, since she trusts in God that her business will grow a little and thus she will be able to continue satisfying the needs of her humble household.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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