A loan of $275 helped buy sugar, rice, and sweets.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a member of the Hormigas Community Bank.

Mercedes is 48, married, and she has six children. Mercedes sells food in the Nery García market. She sells on foot in the mornings. Mercedes also sells sweets in the doorway to her house in the afternoons and evenings.

Mercedes needs a loan for 800 PEN to buy sugar, rice, and sweets.

Mercedes’ dreams are for her children to become professionals and to improve her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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