A loan of $600 helped to buy ingredients like rice, vegetables, meat, etc.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a member of the “Señor de los Temblores II” (Lord of the Tremors II) communal bank in the city of Cusco, Peru. She’s a hardworking, self-sacrificing mother who continues selling food in her restaurant. On this occasion, Mercedes is requesting the loan to buy ingredients like meat, vegetables, etc. to make her meals. Mercedes works very much and sacrifices to make her business grow and this is why she’s grateful to KIVA for making it possible for her to strengthen her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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