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Mercedes
Mercedes is 63 years old, married and lives together with her husband and youngest child in their own home. Mercedes is the owner of a grocery store that is located in her house. She sells all kinds of food products and the most popular brands and flavors of soft drinks. She has lots of clients as there are no other stores of this type in her area. Also she makes sure she treats the customers well so they leave her business satisfied.

Mercedes has run this business for 25 years and counts on the part-time help of her husband. She remembers that starting out in this business she had little idea of how to run the store, but learned with time. Now she is an expert salesperson and very well-liked by her customers. She likes her work as she can be in contact with people and not feel lonely when her husband and son are out working. Plus her business generates good income due to the high sales every day.

At this time Mercedes is requesting a loan of 3,000 PEN with which she will buy basic groceries such as rice, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, soft drinks, breads, sausages, and other products to sell in her store. She is grateful for the financial support she is receiving as this allows her to move forward with her business.
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Mercedes, de 63 años, está casada y vive junto a su esposo y a su último hijo en su casa propia. Mercedes es dueña de una tienda que está ubicada en su casa, vende todo tipo de productos comestibles y gaseosas de las mejores marcas y sabores, tiene muchos clientes ya que en su zona no hay más tiendas de este tipo además asegura que el trato que brinda a los clientes hace que se vayan contentos después de hacer sus compras. Lleva 25 años en este negocio y cuenta con la ayuda eventual de su esposo. Recuerda que cuando empezó con esta actividad no tenia muchos conocimientos de cómo llevar a cabo esta función, pero con el tiempo aprendió y ahora es una experta vendedora y muy querida entre sus clientes. Le agrada su trabajo por que está en contacto con la gente y así no se siente sola cuando su esposo e hijo salen a trabajar, además le genera buenos ingresos debido a las elevadas ventas que tiene a diario.En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 3000, se siente contenta con el apoyo financiero que esta recibiendo ya que eso le servirá para avanzar con su negocio. Con el monto solicitado comprará algunos abarrotes de mayor consumo como arroz, azúcar, huevos, aceite leche, gaseosas, panes, embutidos y otros productos que ofrece en su tienda.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Mercedes to buy food products like rice, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 25, 2013
Listed
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014