Total loan: $300

Reina Mercedes

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Leon, León, Nicaragua / Food

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Reina Mercedes's story

Reina Mercedes, age 31, sells food. She has had this business for over two years. She started through her sister, who taught her this way of earning a living. She has one child under her care. She has made many sacrifices to get ahead in this business. Most of her neighbors and friends come to buy the different dishes that she offers. She will use the loan to buy rice, oil, drinks, and vegetables. In the future she wants to finish building her house and to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Ginny Kalish, Kiva Volunteer