A loan of $525 helped to buy notebooks, perfumes and clothing.

Mercy Cristina's story

Mercy, 42, has great hopes that her bazaar will prosper in the coming years. Her story began 15 years ago with the sale of a vehicle; little by little things grew. She started as an employee and decided to open up her own bazaar. She works alone, getting up at 6:00 in the morning to see her children off to school and open the store. Her main challenge is crime. She is married; her husband is a water distributor. They have 3 children. Her biggest dreams are for her children to graduate from college, and to finish building her house. For that reason she wants a loan for her bazaar so that she can buy notebooks, perfumes and clothing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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