A loan of $1,075 helped to buy clothes to sell.


Mercedes Monserrate's story

Mercedes is married and lives with her family in the Montecristi district, the place of the famous toquilla straw hats.

She continues to make a living with her business thanks to the loans she received. She sells clothes, sheets, shoes and Avon products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and accessories for ladies). She sells door to door. She works every day since she also sells from her house, where her most well-known clients go. She sells on credit and charges every 8 days. Loans have been very helpful and that is why she is requesting this new loan.

This loan is to buy clothes, sheets, shoes and Avon products. Her dream is to give her children the best.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer E. Power.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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