A loan of $175 helped purchase firewood.


Gloria's story

Gloria is 44 years old and lives with her husband and 3 children. She has been self-employed for the past 3 years, in a variety of jobs. She had an internet cafe but unfortunately she was robbed. However, this did not stop her from wanting to get ahead and she is convinced that it was just something to overcome. Now she is pulling herself up again and for the past year she has sold firewood, which is going well for her. In the afternoons she sells firewood to her neighbors and sometimes she travels to rural areas nearby, where there is more demand for firewood. Gloria is working in order to support her family economically--sometimes her husband's salary is not enough to cover household necessities. This is the first time she is applying for a loan with MFP and she is committed to making her payments on time. Gloria is asking for this loan to buy more firewood which will allow her to earn more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Crouch


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