A loan of $300 helped buy cookies, caramels, and gum for re-sale.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a member of the Huascahura Village Bank. Mercedes is 30 years old and has two children. Mercedes has a little lunch counter in the San Ramón School, where she sells sweets, fruits, and meals every day. Mercedes also sells cheeses, which she buys from market vendors, out of her home



Mercedes needs a loan of 900 soles to buy cookies, caramels and gum. She dreams of owning her own home, of getting ahead in life, and that her children will be able to go to school.



Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva Fellow



Mercedes es socia del Banco Comunal Huascahura. Mercedes es casada, tiene 30 años y 2 hijos, Mercedes tiene un cafetín en el colegio San Ramón, en donD. venD. golosinas, frutas y comida, actividad que realiza todos los días. Además Mercedes venD. quesos D. casa en casa, sus productos los compra D. los feriantes.



Mercedes necesita un préstamo D. 900 soles dinero que será invertido en L. compra D. galletas, caramelos, chicles.
Mercedes sueña con tener casa propia, salir adelante y que sus hijos estudien.



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