A loan of $575 helped to buy fruits and vegetables.

Luz Mery's story

Luz Mery is a woman who has pushed herself to get ahead and to give her children a better quality of life. 22 years ago she opened a fruit and vegetable stand in the park of the municipality of Cañas Gordas, Colombia and subsequently she had the opportunity to establish it in the market plaza where she works Monday to Sunday from 8 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. Her biggest dream is to be able to expand the selling capacity of her business which is why she is requesting a loan for the purchase of fruits and vegetables. Her biggest challenge has been to be able to maintain her business during the season due to the fact that a lot of competition exists, which is why at times she has had to sell her products for less so that they don't spoil. Luz Mery hopes to be able to have the opportunity to be able to employ another person so that she may be able to rest one day of the week, but for that she will need to increase her level of sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Beck

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