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Mery Antonieta
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Señora Mery is a member of the Doradinas in Action Community Bank, located in the San Jose de Sisa district, province of El Dorado, San Martin region. She is dedicated to sell casual, sport, and elegant clothes for women, gentlemen, boys, and girls. Her shop is located on the main street in the San Jose de Sisa district at the Jr. Commerce Square (in front of the Central Market). She has been doing this business for 10 years, but before she used to do it door to door and also selling to friends and acquaintances.


With the 2,000.00 soles (Peruvian currency), which she will pay back in 4 months, Mery will buy more clothes, especially for girls and boys, approximately four dozen elegant dresses of different sizes to take advantage of the seasonal holiday parties, and elegant clothing pieces for women and men ( two dozen of different sizes and brands) so she can meet the demands of her loyal clientele.


Mery is 42 years old, married and only has two children, a boy and a girl. She feels very happy because she has always count with her husband's and her family's support, which in terms has allowed her to have a shop for her business.



Translated from Spanish by Maria Ramirez-Gregg, Kiva Volunteer




La señora Mery es socia del banco comunal Doradinas en Acción del distrito de San José de Sisa, provincia de El Dorado, región San Martín, se dedica a la venta de ropas de vestir casual, sport y elegante para damas, caballeros, niños y niñas. El negocio se encuentra ubicado en la calle principal de la localidad de San José de Sisa en el Jr. Comercio Cdra. 4 (frente al Mercado Central), se dedica a este negocio desde hace 10 años, pero antes lo realizaba en forma ambulatoria y vendiendo a los amigos y conocidos.
Con el préstamo de S/. 2,000.00, el cual pagará en 4 meses, comprará más prendas de vestir, principalmente para niñas y niños como cuatro docenas de vestidos elegantes de diferentes tallas para aprovechar la venta en las fiestas promocionales, prendas de vestir elegantes para damas y caballeros (dos docenas de diferentes marcas y tallas) para poder satisfacer a su asidua clientela.
Mery tiene 42 años, es casada y tiene sólo dos hijos, un varón y una mujercita. Se siente muy feliz porque siempre ha contado con el apoyo de su esposo y familia, lo que le ha permitido poder adquirir un local.

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