A loan of $525 helped to invest in the purchase of beauty products and clothing.

Mercedes Gisela's story

Señora Mercedes belongs to the Community Bank “Las Lomas de Yarina,” located at Jr. Madre de Dios in the District of Calleria, in the Department Ucayali. Mercedes is 32 years old and she is the mother of two children. With the first loan of S/. 300 that she received from Manuela Ramos, she decided to invest in beauty products.

At this time, Mercedes is continuing with the sales of beauty products and is also selling clothing and sheets.

With this loan of S/. 1,500, which she would repay in 4 months, she would invest in the purchase of women’s clothing, for example one dozen pairs of shorts, one and a half dozen polo shirts, and one and a half dozen sheets and blankets, and also beauty products like eye shadows, talcum powder, perfumes, and cremes.

Mercedes feels very happy to be able to have the help of the Community Bank of Manuela Ramos, and thanks to this she is able to continue improving her business and thus be able to give an education to her daughter, who is studying in school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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