A loan of $725 helped working capital.

Melba Mercedes's story

Melba Mercedes is 46 years old. She has 2 children who are still in her care. Her business is preparing and selling food. She has done this work for more than 15 years; she started her business thanks to her mother, who taught her this work as a way of making a living. Melba Mercedes gets up early to buy her supplies, including grains and beans, vegetables, fruit, containers and firewood, among others. She feels very satisfied with this work. She is applying for the loan in order to improve her business and buy the supplies she needs. Her dream is to expand her business so that her children can run it in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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