A loan of $450 helped to buy: cream, blouses, perfume, makeup and pants.

Maria Mercedes's story

Maria is from the city of Granada. She is 53 years old, married and the mother of 8 children. She is a merchant who has sold cosmetics and clothing for one year. She started this activity with her children who distribute the products as street vendors. She has her husband's support. He is a cobbler and helps with the household expenses. She is asking for the loan to buy products such as cream, blouses, perfumes, makeup and pants wholesale and supply her customers. Her future plan is to sell other types of products from a stable locale and obtain more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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