A loan of $650 helped to buy merchandise in general, children's and adult's clothing, chinoiserie, cosmetics, gold jewelry, among others.

Julia Mercedes's story

Julia Mercedes is 50 years old, married and has three children. She is from one of the municipalities of Chinandega, in the west of the country.

Julia is an enterprising woman who has succeeded in moving her family forward. She works buying and selling general merchandise like: children's and adults clothing, cosmetics, chinoiserie, gold and silver jewelry among others. She buys in cash from wholesale markets, she makes cash and credit sales, and collects fortnightly and weekly. She has fixed and temporary customers and she sells her products to workers at the mills who have become good customers of hers and their orders have increased.

The purpose of this loan is to invest in capital like: buying trousers, undergarments, shoes, cosmetics among others. Julia is very grateful to the Kiva investors for the support they offer to people with limited financial resources.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Gulvin

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