A loan of $925 helped to order more drinks for resale.

Mercy's story

Mercy is 44-years-old. She is a widow and has five children. She stopped school at an early age and got married. She was prompted to start running her own small business after the death of her husband six years ago. Her business deals in the sale of coca-cola products for wholesale and retail in her hometown of Livingstone, Zambia.

The business helps Mercy to pay for her children's school fees and take care of their basic needs. She starts her day at five o'clock in the morning and walks to the local breweries to get her orders. She then makes her way to her shop and makes sure her drinks are displayed very well so that customers can choose to buy from her as there are a lot of people doing the same business. Mercy says in the six years she has been running her business, her profit margins have remained more or less the same. This is because she has not had the money to invest in her business so that she can order more drinks.

A loan of 5,000 ZMW will help Mercy order more drinks for resale. This will improve her revenue and make it easier for her to provide for her children. She thanks the Kiva lenders.

Her dream is to see her five children go through college so that they can hopefully get good employment and take care of her in the future.

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