A loan of $550 helped to buy clothes.


Gladys Eufemia's story

Gladys is in the third loan she’s had with the “Futuro para un Bienestar” (A Future for Well-Being) communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, a city that safeguards its history and keeps its colonial architecture intact. The city’s cuisine is varied and delights the palates of its visitors. Its people are kind, courteous and keep their culture and traditions alive.

Gladys is 55-years-old, married and has had three children who are all adults now. Two of them are married but only one of them lives independently. Her other married son lives at home and shares household expenses. Her single daughter also works and helps out with the home’s economy. Her husband works as a driving instructor. She does not own a house; she rents.

Gladys works selling all types of clothes for both genders and also sells cosmetics of various brands. She sells her goods from home to friends and acquaintances; sometimes there are days when she sells from place to place in the city. She will use her loan to buy in-style clothes for her clientele. Her dream is to own a boutique.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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