A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothes and school supplies to sell.

Mercidia's story

Mercidia, age 61, is married and has six children, ages 30, 32, 38, 40, 43, and 44. All of them work. She has a business selling general merchandise like new clothes, shoes, and cosmetics, among others. She works with one of her children, who goes out to sell in the departments.

With great effort and the desire to succeed, Mercidia has managed to overcome obstacles she has encountered in her life. She sells her products in an itinerant manner. She sells for cash and for credit, and she collects weekly and biweekly.

She wishes to continue growing in her business, and with the help of the loan she will continue investing. The loan is to buy pants, shirts, skirts, t-shirts, outfits for boys and girls, and other clothing. She will also buy school supplies like pencils, notebooks, erasers, and backpacks, among others.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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