A loan of $1,050 helped cement, bricks, paint.

Mercedes Bolivia's story

Mercedes is 44 years old and she sells food in a school; she lives with her husband and son in a zone called Paraiso located in the outskirts of the city.

She has been selling food in a school for a long time to help her husband with the family expenses. Although she wishes to have her own eatery, she continues to work because she does not have the necessary money. A difficulty with her job is the distance from her house to the school, since she has to use public transportation.

She has a brick house and she wishes for building improvements so she can offer a better life to her son; with the loan, she wants to buy cement, bricks, and paint. In the future, she wants to finish building her house and have an establishment to sell food.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carlos Morales

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