A loan of $425 helped to buy general merchandise such as clothing and cosmetics, and to buy products to make delicious soups.


Mercedes Del Socorro's story

Mercedes del Socorro is married and has 2 grown children. She lives in the City of Chinandega. She is a hardworking woman who strives for personal success. She has a business selling general merchandise, such as clothing, in a variety of styles for adults and children, and she also sells a variety of styles of shoes. Also, on the weekends she sells chicken soup with meatballs, beef, and tripe. She's had this business now for a number of years. She sells her products from place to place and from her home. She has regular and occasional customers to whom she offers her products for cash or credit, collecting on a weekly basis.

Mercedes' goal with this loan is to invest more in her business, since with the good service and variety of products she offers, her customer base is growing and there is more demand for her business. Mercedes thanks the Kiva lenders for the help that they are providing to low-income people in poor countries such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a decent means of work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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