A loan of $1,125 helped to remodel her kitchen.


Mercedes Asteria's story

Mercedes is a very tenacious woman. With her constant dedication and support she has managed to be able to make progress. Together with her husband she is able to get her children, ages 17 and 11 ahead. It is for the children that they struggle every day in order for them to grow up happy and become great people who are successful. Mercedes currently sells prepared food that she sells at small events in her community. She tells us that she is very happy doing her part to generate the income that her family needs. Also, she is happy because the people that she sells her products to always thank her for the good service and the good flavor of her dishes. Mercedes is very grateful to her mother as she is the one who taught her to make these delicious dishes. Now this business activity is what allows her to bring food to her home. Mercedes has a big dream of remodeling her kitchen and making the finishings that it needs. This way she will feel like she is working in a much cleaner and suitable place. With this new motivation she wishes to increase her income and one day set up the restaurant of her dreams. That would allow her children to become great professional people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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