A loan of $950 helped to purchase fruit, tables, and chairs.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes, 38, is a single mother with 2 children. They live in a house she owns in a rural part of Piura province, about 3 hours from the city of Chiclayo.

Mercedes operates a business selling fruits and juices from her house. She has operated the business for 3 years, working Mondays to Fridays. She tell us that the business is well known in the neighborhood and that she has a steady stream of customers because it's just across from the area's bus stop and convenient to anyone waiting there.

Mercedes plans to use this loan to stock her business with the fruits and juices that she sells. She also wants to buy tables and chairs so that she can attract more customers. She estimates the investment will cost 1500 new soles, so she is applying for a loan for that amounts.

Mercedes is well liked and admired by the people of her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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