A loan of $1,500 helped to buy more clothes.

Mercy Santa's story

Mercy, 45, lives in Libertad. She has a business selling clothes. She started out selling to friends and then bought more merchandise in order to be able to sell to other people too. She currently works alone all the time. The difficulty she has would be becoming ill but if she were to do so her husband works and would be able to pay for any medicine she’d need.

She’s married and has a seven-month-old daughter; her husband works as a driver for a cooperative so they both help each other out to live better and to be able to move their daughter forward.

She wants to use the loan to buy blouses, pants and underwear. Her dream for the loan is to be able to have her own clothing business so she can gradually grow to earn higher income and better capital.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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