A loan of $1,225 helped to buy merchandise and supplies in bulk (jeans, shirts, sneakers, school socks, cold cuts, beverages, sauces, etc.).


Gloria Elena's story

Gloria, 47, is a single mother. Her son is 13 years old and she has managed to raise him with great effort and dedication.

She needed to generate an income to cover the family’s expenses, so she had to look for a way to do it. This is why fifteen years ago she decided to start selling different things such as clothes, sneakers and socks. She works every day, with no particular schedule, because she has to wait until her customers have time to see her. As an additional activity, she has a food stall where she sells fast food. She works alone, at night, from Thursday to Sunday. This way, she has managed to give her only child support, food, clothing and education.

She is requesting a loan to strengthen her business. She will buy merchandise and supplies in bulk (jeans, shirts, sneakers, school socks, cold cuts, beverages, sauces, etc.). This will help her to continue with both activities and improve the profits from her sales.

Gloria’s dream is to open a store where she can offer her products and provide a better customer service. This will result in a more profitable business, which will help her to pay a better education for her son (both high school and university). He will then become an honest, prosperous and successful professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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