A loan of $650 helped purchase lumber and materials for her bookstore.


Mery Angelica's story

Ms. Mery is a member of the “Dante Nava” microfinance institute in the province and department of Puno. She is a 40-year-old single mother with 3 children. With her first 300.00 PEN loan, she purchased stationery for her bookstore and lumber to make coffins for her funeral parlor. She has been working with the microfinance institute for almost 8 years. Mery states that she purchased a funeral chapel. With this 2,000.00 PEN loan, which will be repaid in 4 monthly installments, she will purchase lumber to store it in her carpenter’s workshop and materials for her bookstore.


Mery wishes to continue working so that she can buy a plot of land and build her own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian


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