A loan of $650 helped buy cell phones.


Gladys's story

Gladys is is a member of the Torcaza (“Wood Pigeon”) Village Bank. Gladys is 23 years old and single. She is currently studying to be a high school teacher. Gladys and her fiancé have a small stand on a very busy street in Ayacucho where they sell cell phones, prepaid phone cards, and accessories, and offer technical assistance. Gladys needs a loan of 2000 soles to buy cell phones. Her dreams are to finish college, to be a good teacher, and to help her family.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Gladys es socia del Banco Comunal Torcaza.
Gladys es soltera, tiene 23 años y estudia educación secundaria en la universidad, Gladys junto a su novio tiene un pequeño puesto en una calle muy concurrida de la ciudad de Ayacucho, en donde vende celulares, recargas, accesorios y también servicio técnico.
Gladys necesita un préstamo de 2000 soles dinero que será invertido en la compra de celulares.
Los sueños de Gladys son culminar sus estudios, ser una buena profesional y ayudar a su familia.



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