A loan of $1,575 helped to buy wholesale merchandise (perfume, clothing, accessories, body cream, and more).

Mery Del Socorro's story

Mery, 44, is a mother and the head of household since she separated from her husband. She takes care of their three children. For about six years, she managed a restaurant, but sales fell sharply, which forced her to close because she didn't have the working capital to sustain the business. She is currently employed at a business, working as a food handler. Also, to complement her income, she works by selling merchandise that she offers to family, friends, and acquaintances. This allows her to pay household expenses.

Mery's humbleness, strength, and attitude of self-improvement motivated her to request her third loan to invest in buying wholesale merchandise (perfume, clothing, accessories, body cream, and more). This will allow her to stock up on the products she needs to satisfy the growing demand during the Christmas season. As a result, this will increase her economic resources so she can continue to support her family. Mery says that her main interest is to keep her business going and make it successful to provide her with stability. Then she will be able to provide her children with a better education and her family with better conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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