A loan of $1,000 helped buy merchandise such as basic grains, oil, soap, and cleaning products to supply her store with new and improved products.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 52 years old, resident of the city of Leon, and married. She is a storekeeper, owner of a general store. She has 4 children and currently is taking care of her grandchildren. We find Doña Mercedes proud and happy as she shows us how far her business has come with the support from Kiva and her first loan. She is now offering more merchandise and has been slowly building her house. She is now requesting a second loan to stock up on basic grains, juices, sodas, soups, canned products. detergents, soaps, cosmetics, because the Christmas season is approaching and she wants to take advantage of the good sales that occur during this time. Her plans always include making improvements to her home and her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit


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