A loan of $1,100 helped to buy wholesale fabric.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes, 51 years old, is married and has two adult children, ages 34 and 30. She works by making outfits for saints and angels in churches, Christmas children, and other figures. She has done this type of work for several years, and her workshop is in her home, which is in the Mallasilla area. This is her first loan cycle with this institution. Mercedes is going to use the loan to buy wholesale fabric to make these outfits. She is requesting this loan to increase her investment capital. Mercedes faces challenges in increasing her business's income. She is going to use her earnings to invest in buying materials to make high quality outfits, which will lead to more clients. Mercedes is a very hard-working person. She is happy and grateful to the institution for the help they offer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske



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