A loan of $400 helped purchase whole grains and cleaning products.


Merlyn Del Socorro's story

Merlyn is 38 years old and lives in a neighborhood called Francisco Salazar. She is single with two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 16 and 18 years old and work in construction. Her daughter is 15 years old and is a student. For Merlyn, it has been difficult to educate her sons without the support from their father. Her business has been a small market for the past 4 years that she started with her own money and the help of her parents. The market is located in her house, of which the benefits are dedicated to her children and household. The purpose of this loan is to invest in the purchase of products like whole grains and cleaning products for growth and to not disappoint the demands of her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Brittany Thatcher



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