A loan of $400 helped to buy medicines.


Mercedes Del Pilar's story

Mercedes is a 37 year old woman. She lives in the city of Pulcallpa with her two children. She loves her children, and they are her main reason for living. She is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. She devotes all of her efforts into getting her family ahead because she is mother and father to her children. Thanks to her effort and her parents’ support, Mercedes was able to study the professional career of psychology. She likes to cook in her free time. Sometimes she makes a delicious ceviche to share with her family. On her own initiative, and with great determination and dedication, Mercedes works in her small business. She has a small drugstore where she sells medicines and offer injection services. Mercedes works approximately 12 hours every day. She believes it is going well for her because of the kind way she treats her customers. Mercedes is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have offered, she will be able to buy diverse medicines like syrups, pills, syringes, and more. This way Mercedes will have her business better stocked, and she will be able to tend to more customers. This way she will continue working and putting forth great effort in order to fulfill her big dream of seeing her children become good professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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