A loan of $1,075 helped to buy supplies wholesale (fruit, milk, sugar, plastic containers), to get a portable refrigerator, and to register with INVIMA.


Gloria Cecilia's story

Gloria, age 39, has two children. She lives in a common-law marriage with her life partner. She worked for several years for a telecommunications business. However, when she had her second son two years ago, she decided to become independent and start her own food business. She has a special liking for the culinary business. Additionally, she learned how to prepare yogurt. With the sale of these products that she makes and others that are already made, she gets the income needed to pay for the basic household necessities.

Gloria is a vigorous and enterprising woman who always looks for options that will allow her to get ahead. That is why she is requesting her first loan cycle. She will use the loan to buy supplies wholesale (fruit, milk, sugar, plastic containers), to get a portable refrigerator, and to register with INVIMA [National Institute of Medicines and Nourishment], which is required in order to sell her products.

This way she will be able to increase her production and sell more products because she will guarantee the good quality of the product that she sells. The customers will feel safer about consuming them. This will be reflected in the increase of her income. This way Gloria wishes to finish expanding her kitchen in order to improve her working conditions. In the near future she will be able to get a vehicle to transport the products that she sells and to make deliveries in an expeditious and timely fashion. This will lead to the generation of improved financial resources with which she will be able to provide her family with a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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