A loan of $500 helped to purchase staple grains such as corn, beans, and sorghum.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is originally from Estelí, and is married with three children who are now all adult professionals. Her main business is selling staple grains such as corn, beans, and sorghum, and she also sells other products such as bananas.

Mercedes started this business with her own savings 14 years ago. She previously worked for the Ministry of Health as a technologist in the cardiology department, and through this work she managed to save money to start her small business.

She is known for being a lady of strong entrepreneurial values ​​and is very responsible in her duties.

With this loan, Mercedes will purchase basic grain staples such as corn, beans and other products to enable her to further expand her business and increase profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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