A loan of $1,125 helped to buy utensils to sell food and ingredients for her metalsmithing business.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 50 years old and lives with her husband in Cayaltí district, a community whose population farms sugar cane, corn, etc., beef, and business. It is located one hour and forty minutes from Chiclayo city on the northern coast of Peru.

She sells prepared food and along with her husband makes metal items to order. They are a hard-working family. Mercedes seeks a loan of 3100 nuevos soles in order to buy utensils to sell food, ingredients for her business and family expenses, and in this way have greater opportunity to meet her customer's demands and generate greater income in order to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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