A loan of $500 helped to purchase jewelry to sell.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is married and has four children. She lives in her own home, occupying three small rooms with brick walls and earth floor. The house is located in the Tembladerani area of the city of La Paz.

Currently, she sells fast food in the evenings and until late at night, as she must cover her family's expenses for food, education and payment of basic services.

She also has income from the sale of gold jewelry, which she does during the day as a street vendor, in order to add to her income.

She needs the loan for the purchase of more jewelry for subsequent sale, as this is one of the incomes she has for supporting her family.

Mercedes' dream is to increase her income and to be able to do work on her house, in order to provide more comfort for her family and improve their quality of life.

It is the second time she has applied for a loan with IMPRO, and the first time with Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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