A loan of $325 helped to buy children's clothes.

Mery's story

Mery, 19, is a hardworking, enterprising young woman who very much wants to get ahead. She’s single living with her parents who she loves very much; she lives comfortably in her parents’ house. Mery’s activity is selling beauty products via catalogue among her friends, family members and acquaintances often for cash and sometimes on 30-day credit plans. She’s had good results and has met many people. She’s been in business nearly two years and works alone. She also sells children’s clothes occasionally according to the season like during festive days; she also does this alone and has been doing it for a year.

What she likes about her business is that she can manage her free time and use it for her studies. Also, she can use the income she earns to help her parents pay household expenses. On the contrary though, she doesn’t much like it when her customers are late with their payments. But this does not discourage her and she plans to continue working because she feels good and comfortable with her business because it gives her the independence she needs.

This will be MFP loan #2. She’s grateful for the opportunity of having a line of credit to advance with her business and she also comments that she feels good in her communal bank because she considers the members to be kind and responsible.

She will use the requested 800 new soles to buy children’s clothes in assorted styles and brands thinking about the Christmas season since she already has pending orders to fill.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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