A loan of $550 helped to purchase an electric mill and construct a coal oven.

Gladis Helena's story

Gladis is 42 years old. She works making arepas in order to help her husband with the household expenses and her 9 year old daughter's education. She gets up early every day to start her job of making arepas, which she distributes to her neighbors. She currently makes about 18 packages every day.

Currently she is requesting this loan to purchase an electric mill and build a coal oven with the goal of increasing her production capacity and increasing her income. She hopes that she can convert her one person business into a small business that can provide others the opportunity to work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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