A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase various products for her store.


Merlyn Del Socorro's story

Merlyn has a home-based business, a store that she established thanks to her parents and a loan from AFODENIC. This business has enabled her to get ahead financially so that she can support her three children.


This investment has allowed her to work the past five years with great dedication. She opens her store in the early morning hours so that she can obtain better sales. Merlyn has participated in three loan cycles and each one has helped her develop her business. In her store, she has also sold cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, and school supplies.


She will currently use this loan to buy basic grains, dairy products, sodas, candy, personal hygiene products, household cleaning products, fruits, and vegetables since these items are in demand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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