A loan of $975 helped purchase pots and pans, shoes, boots, backpacks, t-shirts, blouses, etc.


Mery Antonieta's story

Mrs. Mery Antonieta, member of the Doradinas en Accion (Women of Dorado in Action) Village bank, lives in Dorado in San Jose de Sisa, San Martin, Peru. She sells clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, plastic goods, and pots and pans, etc. Her business is located on the second block of Commerce Street. Her customers are those who live on nearby farms and people who live in the city.

With this $975 loan which she will repay in 4 months, she will invest in pots and pans, trays, shoes, boots, backpacks, etc. and will buy clothing for women like t-shirts, blouses, and other special orders that her customers make.

Mery is 52 years old and is a native of San Jose de Sisa. She has five children, two of whom still live with her and are her primary motivation to keep working. Her goal is to expand her business by selling groceries.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall


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