A loan of $150 helped to buy corn and firewood.

Mercedes De Gesus's story

This woman is asking for her first loan for this business. She is a businesswoman. This business she wants the loan for is selling tortillas and firewood. She lives at the entrance of El Provenir, Central Street, in the jurisdiction of Quezalguaque. Her partner is a gentleman who is approximately 65 years old. He is retired. She has two girls, one of whom studies in the local high school. She is a young woman who has her own home. She has done this work for the past 9 years, and she has successfully gotten a loyal clientele due to her kind treatment. Several of her family members including her mother and brothers live in the same area.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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