A loan of $1,050 helped to buy a blender, a plastic barrel, a television, and a griddle to prepare the food.


Gladys Sirley's story

Gladys, age 43, has her own fast food business. She started this work approximately one year ago. She did so out of to the need to generate financial resources in order to help her husband with the household expenses and to support their four children.

The money for the business came from the savings that a niece, who came from the coast to live with them, offered in order to help her get ahead as partners. They used the money to buy some kitchen utensils and supplies. Little by little, they were growing. In their business they offer all types of fast food, juices, and soft drinks.

The loan that she is now requesting is to buy a blender, a plastic barrel, a television, and a griddle to prepare the food. This will allow her to increase her production capacity. She will also be more prepared to tend to her customers with quicker, excellent quality service. This will help her to improve the sales and the income that she gets from her work.

Gladys says that her biggest desire is to strengthen her business. In the near future she wants to expand it in order to be more competitive in the market and to achieve stability and recognition in the market. This will help her to improve her family’s living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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