A loan of $650 helped to buy sports balls of all types and pay for the deed to her house.

Nelly Mercedes's story

Nelly is 36 years old and has great dreams that her soccer ball store will prosper greatly in the next few years.

The story of her business began a few years ago when she started making soccer balls. Little by little she began to become independent and gain her own customers and as a result she started a small business selling soccer balls. Her sister assists her in her business by sewing. She has orders that come in every week. One of the difficulties she has includes crime in the area. She is separated from her husband and has two children who attend the government school.

Her dream is to have her own home for herself and her children and to improve her income. She is requesting a loan for her business and her home. She will use the money in her business to buy sports balls of all types and for her home to pay for the the deed to her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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