A loan of $1,000 helped to invest in pots, flags, shoes, boots, backpacks, etc.

Mery Antonieta's story

Señora Mery Antonieta is a member of the Community Bank "DORADINAS EN ACCION”. She lives in the Department San Martín, in the Province of El Dorado, in the District of San José de Sisa. She works selling candies, shoes, and plastic in general, pots, etc. The business is located at Jr. Comercio s/n cdra 2. The clients are people of the village and people that live in the same city.

She began her business because she liked the work, also she saw the necessity of being independent and generating an income in order to sustain her family when her husband went bad. She is happy with what she has achieved to this point, because her business has grown quite a bit.

With a loan of S/. 3,000, which she would repay in 4 months, she would invest in the purchase of pots, flags, shoes, boots, backpacks, etc. She would also buy women’s clothing like polo shirts, blouses, and orders that her clients have placed so she could satisfy her client’s requirements.

Mery is 52 years old and is a native of Sisa. She has 5 children, 2 of whom are still in her charge. They are also her motivation to keep working. Her character is gentile, attentive to her clients, calm, and with much confidence in what she is doing. In the future, she wants to have another business selling snacks, and to improve her little house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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