A loan of $1,000 helped to buy merchandise such as soft drinks, juices, bottled water, candies, snacks, products that move and ones she need for her kiosk.


Mayra Mercedes's story

Mayra lives in Coyolar, a neighborhood located in the city of León. She is 47 years old and the mother of 5 children, all grown and independent. She tells us she has been a merchant all her life. She started selling drinks and clothes. Later she sold cleaning products and later, with her savings from her previous businesses and her husband' support she was able to open a sales kiosk. She sells soft drinks, water, coffee, candies and snacks. She has been in this business for 11 years She is very proud of this, because thanks to it she has been able to get ahead little by little.

She needs the loan to buy merchandise such as soft drinks, juices, bottled water, candies, snacks, products that move and that she needs for her kiosk. In the future, she wants to open a kiosk in the bus terminal of the city of León. Her next goal is to buy a soft drink for soft drinks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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