A loan of $1,225 helped to buy perfumes, nail polish, lipstick, creams, shampoos, and compacts.

Mercedes Mafalda's story

Mercedes Mafalda is the mother of three children. She has worked as a teacher in one of the schools in the city of León for more than five years, giving the gift of knowledge to her students. She carries out this work to provide for her family.

In addition to working as a teacher, Mercedes sells cosmetics to her coworkers and the general public. Because of this work, she approached Ceprodel to request a loan to be used to purchase cosmetics like perfumes, nail polish, creams, shampoo, compacts, etc.

Mercedes does this work in order to have more income and attain a better standard of living for herself and her family, since she dreams of educating her three children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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