A loan of $550 helped to purchase sheets and cleaning products.


Mercy's story

Mercy belongs to the “Brigada Ramírez” Communal Bank, in the district of Provincia D. Lamas, department of San Martin. She is 79 years old. She is married and her children already live on their own.

When her husband became ill and was unable to work, Mercy decided to establish a business at her home and manage it herself. She improved and furnished her rooms in order to rent them out as lodging. She also has an advantage because her home is in a good location. Now she takes care of her husband and manages her business.

With this loan of S/. 1500.00, she will purchase sheets and cleaning products.

Mercy is a creative and enterprising woman. Her dream is to continue her business, which enables her to pay her expenses. She is very grateful to Movimiento Manuela Ramos for offering women like herself the opportunity to make their dreams a reality.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz


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