A loan of $1,075 helped to buy food products like rice, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, etc.

Mercedes's story

Mercedes is 63 years old, married and lives together with her husband and youngest child in their own home. Mercedes is the owner of a grocery store that is located in her house. She sells all kinds of food products and the most popular brands and flavors of soft drinks. She has lots of clients as there are no other stores of this type in her area. Also she makes sure she treats the customers well so they leave her business satisfied.

Mercedes has run this business for 25 years and counts on the part-time help of her husband. She remembers that starting out in this business she had little idea of how to run the store, but learned with time. Now she is an expert salesperson and very well-liked by her customers. She likes her work as she can be in contact with people and not feel lonely when her husband and son are out working. Plus her business generates good income due to the high sales every day.

At this time Mercedes is requesting a loan of 3,000 PEN with which she will buy basic groceries such as rice, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, soft drinks, breads, sausages, and other products to sell in her store. She is grateful for the financial support she is receiving as this allows her to move forward with her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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