A loan helped to purchase rice, oil, sugar, and to make improvements to the infrastructure of the locale.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a 50-year-old merchant. She is very hard-working, responsible, and honest, with great desire to get ahead to contribute to changing her family's life.

At this time, she is the owner of a small store which, for eight consecutive times, she has gotten ahead. This merchant, despite her older age, has innumerable goals.

Mercedes has had previous experience with Kiva loans with MiCrédito where she purchased powdered milk, cheese, basic grains, and personal hygiene products. At this time, she has the enormous satisfaction of having expanded her business, so much so that once again she has come for a loan from these two organizations to purchase rice, oil, sugar, and to make improvements to the infrastructure of the locale. In the near future, Mercedes plans to transform the store into a distributor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It includes access to short-term emergency loans.



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