A loan of $1,150 helped purchase merchandise to restock her business.

Mercedes Del Carmen's story

Mercedes Del Carmen R. M. lives in the town of Apopa in the district of San Salvador. She is 40 years old, married, and has a 16 year old daughter named Silva, who is a student. Her husband works as a bricklayer. Mercedes manages a small grocery store where she sells consumer products and has a small inventory of fruits. If that was not enough, Mercedes makes pupusas in the afternoons in order to earn more income. She is requesting a loan to purchase more merchandise for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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