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A loan of $600 helped to buy a solar panel system so that she can have light in her home.

Gladys Raquel's story

Gladys is 21 years old and now lives with her husband with whom she was married at the age of 18. They have a 2 year old child together. Before this she used to live with her parents in a nearby community where she attended primary and secondary school. With her husband she has a property with a number of livestock. The majority of the cows they milk and with this cow's milk they make curd to sell. Furthermore, she plants beans. In partnership with some neighbours she also plants vegetables such as pumpkins and passion fruit, giving her other forms of income. She is requesting a loan to buy solar panels so that she can have electricity at home, since currently her community is not connected to the conventional electricity network.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alan Jones

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