A loan of $575 helped to buy a variety of products for her small grocery store.


Leyla Mercedes's story

Leyla Mercedes is 60 years old. She runs a "pulpería" [a small grocery store] located in her house. She has been working with Fundación Leon for a long time, so she has demonstrated that she is an excellent client. At her store, she offers products like salt, sugar, oil, soap, and soft drinks. She has had her business for more than six years. She started with selling pork and yucca from a street cart, and when her daughter suggested that she open a pulpería in her house, her store was born. This loan is to buy a great variety of products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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