A loan of $700 helped to buy more supplies to cook meals and to pay loan fees with the institution.

Gilma Marisela's story

Gilma is 30 years old. She studied to ninth grade. Her husband works as a caretaker. Her two children are seven and ten years old, together alongside her. She makes typical food in the afternoons) cakes, enchiladas, fried cassava, etc.)

The loan she is applying for is to buy more supplies to prepare meals and the other part is to pay part of a loan through the institution. With the loan she will be able to achieve her business dream that she has, helping her to obtain better income.

She hopes that her children become professionals. With her earnings from the investment she will make a profit which she will use for food and her children’s studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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