A loan of $1,475 helped to purchase clothing for her business, including: pants, shirts, blouses, tank tops, shorts, skirts, towels, sheets, underwear, etc.


Mercedes Susana's story

Mercedes Susana is 29 years old, and is married with two young children. She is from León, which is located in the western region of the country. Mercedes is a very hardworking, responsible woman with lots of motivation for pursuing her life goals. She has had to work to make a living from a very young age.

In her free time, Mercedes likes to spend time playing with her kids. Unfortunately, since she did not come from a wealthy family, Mercedes was never able to pursue a degree at a university, but she would have liked to study clinical medicine.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and motivation for getting ahead in life, Mercedes was able to open up a clothing sales business five years ago. Her store is located in one of the central markets in her town, and she works ten hours there each day. She plans to use the support from this loan to purchase merchandise to stock her business, including: pants, shirts, blouses, tank tops, shorts, skirts, towels, sheets, underwear, etc. Mercedes is grateful for to Kiva lenders for this opportunity and for their support of hardworking people around the world in developing countries like Nicaragua who desire to work an honest job and make a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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