A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy hats, scarves and socks.

Las Mercedes Group's story

The communal bank "Las Mercedes" is growing thanks to the training the group is receiving. The members are from a distant community and the foundation has decided to help them so they can increase their business.

Mercedes is one of the members and she works as a street vendor. She will use the loan to buy products such as hats, scarves and socks to sell and generate an income. She wants to continue working and helping her family.

Mercedes defines herself as a very hard worker whose goal is to improve her family's income.

In this group: Elisa, Isidora, Ana, Marta, Maria, Andresa, Epifania, Feliciana, Francisca, Susana, Mariela, Margarita, Mercedes

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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