A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a new cooker.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 55 years old. She is a widow and has two children, who are now independent. Mercedes makes a living selling food from a stall at a bus stop in a heavily frequented area of the city of El Alto. She is a very hard-working person who, with dedication, is little by little gaining more stability, solvency and also becoming popular because she is well known with her customers for always giving them very friendly service. With this loan Mercedes will buy a cooker for making her food. She knows that with a lot of effort she can grow more and earn more money for the well-being of her family and herself.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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