A loan of $675 helped buy wholesale merchandise to increase sales.


Mery's story

Mery is the mother of two young ones who she aims to provide with the best living conditions. This has become easier alongside her husband, who has provided her with constant support since they were married. Despite living in a rented house, they have not given up their dream of finishing the construction of and moving into their own home. For 6 years Mery has sold cosmetics, a business that she learned in her single days thanks to friends who encouraged her to become a beauty consultant due to its good income. If they sold enough products properly they could take advantage of purchasing offers to later resell the goods at normal price.

Working and homemaking at once was a task that Mery couldn't initially accomplish, but over time she became accustomed to her different roles. Thanks to her husband's support her obligations have lessened since they take turns in finishing household chores. Both are currently thinking of opening a bazaar in their home with the goal of improving their financial status and providing their children with the necessary money for their college studies. This is Mery's eighth loan with MFP; alongside her loan group colleagues she learned to assume many challenges and responsibilities and all of them are very timely and orderly with their loan payments. With this 2000-sole loan she will buy more wholesale beauty products to sell at a higher price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shanti Singh


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