A loan of $775 helped to buy cosmetics, clothing, and chickens.


Gladys Eufemia's story

Gladys is part of a loan group called Futuro para un Bienestar. She lives in Cuenca. This city is formed by beautiful landscapes with its historical center guarding the history of the city. Its people still maintain the culture and traditions of their communities. Gladys is 55 years old, married, and in her marriage has conceived 3 adult children. Two of them are married but only one lives independently. Her other married child lives in her home, sharing the costs of living. Her daughter also works and helps with the financial needs of the home. Her husband works as a driving instructor. They do not own their own home but they rent one. Gladys spends her time at home doing chores, but to help with the economy of the home, works selling clothing and cosmetics. She has worked for 4 years in this business and likes it a lot because it gives her financial independence to improve the stability of her home. She also works raising chickens. The money from her past loan was invested in buying clothing. Her new loan will help her to buy cosmetics, clothing, and more chickens. She did not have any difficulty paying back her last loan on the corresponding dates. She likes the unity, solidarity, and charisma of her loan group.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Deutch


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