A loan of $550 helped to purchase fruit, tables, and chairs.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 38 years old and a single mother of two children. She lives in her own home with her children in the rural section of the District of Tambogrande, an agricultural area situated in Piura Province, which is more than four hours away from the city of Chiclayo, the capital of Lambayeque region.


Mercedes sells fruits and juices from her home. She has more than three years of experience with this business. Mercedes is well-known in the area and has an established customer base. Her daily sales are good since her business is located in front of a taxi stand that is frequented by many cars and motorcycles from the village.


Mercedes wants to invest her loan in the purchase of more fruits to keep in stock. She will also buy tables and chairs for her customers. Mercedes is hardworking and responsible. The people who know her have great respect and affection for her. Her greatest wish is to continue growing her business so that she can offer a better quality of life for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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