A loan of $825 helped buy a larger food cart for more storage and buy more merchandise (bread, coffee, sugar).


Luz Mercedes's story

Luz Mercedes is a clear example of many women's courage in spite of a husband's abandonment. Her hope never disappears and her dream to see her children grow drive her to succeed in life. Without having an education but full of reasons to thrive for a better tomorrow, this 49 year old woman prepares herself everyday to confront the harsh life in the streets where she sells red wine and bread to pedestrians. Through this business Luz is able to feed her family. She dreams of a better future where she can have her own home and the resources needed to offer her 4 children an education. Today she is requesting a loan to buy a larger food cart for more storage and buy more merchandise (bread, coffee, sugar), to increase sales, improve her financial stability and family's life quality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza



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