A loan of $500 helped to buy peanuts, sugar, popcorn, dark brown sugar, and food coloring for her candy business.


Mery Natalia's story

Mery is 32 years old. She is married and has two children. She lives with her husband and children in the home of relatives in Chimbo in the province of Bolívar. Mery works making and selling candy. She is asking for a loan in order to buy peanuts, sugar, popcorn, dark brown sugar, and food coloring. With the help of the loan she can buy supplies to help her make her products. She makes her purchases in the city of Chimbo. The challenges that she faces is competition. Her dream is to expand the business. In her free time she likes to spend time with the family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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