A loan of $1,200 helped to buy beverages.

Merci's story

Merci, 40, is a very good and friendly woman. She lives with Alcides, who makes a living in agriculture. Together they're the parents of a little girl, 5, for whom they work a lot every day. They sacrifice a lot to be able to give her a better quality of life.

Merci's job is selling beverages. Every day the delivery truck visits her to find out how many cases or packs of beverages she wants for the day. She's a businesswoman, so she always has the idea of getting ahead. She only requests the main things because she doesn't want for her investment to get bogged down for a long time. This is how she carries out her job every day. She has done it for more than five years and she has fun at the same time it generates income for her family.

It's going very well for her in her work because she has good sales and more customers every day. She has grown a lot since she began because in the beginning she sold only a few cases weekly, whereas she has more sales and more profits now that she supplies herself with various presentations, flavors, and sizes. Her goal is to continue growing until she can have a small distributorship.

With the requested amount of 3000 soles [PEN] she'll buy beverages in bulk because she has more sales in the region's hot season and she wants to be ready to be able to stock up.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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