A loan of $275 helped to buy merchandise such as creams, cosmetics, perfumes and makeup.

Merly Liliana's story

Merly is 31 years old and lives with her two-year-old son in the city of Chiclayo, in the district of Guadalupe. She is a kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who dedicates all of her efforts to providing for her son, as she is both mother and father to him.

Thanks to her determination and hard work, Merly was able to study to become a nurse. In her free moments she likes to do small chores and on occasion she cooks a delicious Arroz con Pollo [rice with chicken] to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a lot of effort and determination, Merly works at her small beauty products business. In addition, she does small nursing jobs in which she cares for the elderly. She works every day from early in the morning for about ten hours each day. Merly believes that her business is going well because of the kind and friendly service she gives her customers.

Merly is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to their help she will be able to buy merchandise for her business, such as creams, cosmetics, perfumes, makeup and others. This will allow Merly to better stock her business and to sell to more customers. In this way she will continue working and striving to achieve her greatest dream, which is to have a large commercial store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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