A loan of $500 helped to buy chickens and pigs.

Mercedes De Jesus's story

Mercedes is a single mother who lives with her two children, ages 19 and 25. Her husband died six months ago, which is why she has to work. Mercedes sells chickens and pigs at the market from 4am to 6pm every day.

She needs a loan to buy chickens and pigs so that she can improve her sales and generate more income to sustain her family. Mercedes dreams of seeing her children move forward with their studies so that they can become professionals in the future and provide financial support for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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