A loan helped to purchase candies, cereals, a large variety of fruits, and other products to increase the inventory of her store.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is single and lives with her child, who has different capabilities. She is the one who works to provide the basic necessities of the home. Mercedes’ source of income is selling essential products and she also has a mini cafeteria. These businesses have been established for about 33 years and she learned with the help of her mother. She works from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Her strength is she is very well known by her clients, and she offers the products that they prefer. She is also very well positioned in the marked.

She is requesting a loan to purchase candies, cereals, a large variety of fruits, and other products to increase the inventory of her shop. She hopes to manage her business well to obtain good profits, which will cover the basic needs of her family and be used to reinvest in her business.

She dreams of having a bigger business and to improve the quality of life she shares with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Yarosik.


This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers that are sole contributors to household income.



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