A loan of $700 helped to purchase fabric, buttons, needles etc.

Mercedes Yaneth's story

Doña Mercedes is 34-years old. She lives with her parents and her brother. She has made her living sewing for the past few years. She makes blouses, skirts and other types of creations. Doña Mercedes has a lot of clients who seek her out for the quality with which she fabricates her clothing. She also goes to markets near her home to sell her clothing. Through her business, Doña Mercedes is able to meet each one of her household expenses. She is requesting the loan in order to invest in her business by purchasing cloth, buttons, needles etc. In this way, Doña Mercedes plans to improve her income, her quality of life, and that of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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