A loan of $400 helped to buy cosmetics such as creams, makeup, perfumes and talcum powder, among others.

Mercedes Del Socorrro's story

Mercedes del Socorro is 39 years old, married and with two underage children who are still under her responsibility. She is from Chinandega where the predominant activities are tourism and the trade and commerce of different products such as clothing, shoes, plastic products and vegetables, among others. Mercedes works selling cosmetics such as makeup, creams, shampoo and perfumes. She sells her products on the street to people she knows and to relatives. She takes both cash and credit. She has been doing this for 5 years. She has been able to take care of her family thanks to this job. She needs the loan to purchase cosmetics such as creams, soap, hair dye, straightening creams, as well as other omnilife products. Her products are in great demand and she has many orders. The company where she gets her supplies from sells high-quality products, which is something that sells very well among her clients. Given the high demand, she is requesting the loan to purchase working capital in order to buy more cosmetics and other products and thus generate a higher income for her family. Mercedes is very grateful for the support Kiva investors are giving to people with low economic resources.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Gasca

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