A loan of $600 helped to buy cosmetics, clothes and garments.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes has been working as a businesswoman for some twelve years, having started her shop with the support of her only son, who is 28 years old. Mercedes lives in Reparto Schick, an area where the people are very poor and there is a lot of crime. Mercedes is a single mother but, thanks to her father who gave her a small plot of land, she was able to build her own, humble house, with a lot of effort. Mercedes is now trying to move forward with the business and wants to invest in more products, such as clothes, perfumes and garments. So, for this, she is applying for a loan so that, with the sales, she can help her son finish his university studies. He will then become a good-standing man and she will be able able to pay household costs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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