Mercedes is from Mexico. She needs a loan of $325 purchase the materials she needs to make her snacks, such as tomatos, chilis avocado, tortillas, lettuce, meat, corn and firewood so that she can continue with her business...
Mrs. Mercedes Mateo Prudente lives in the community of Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, and is 42 years old, a single mother and has two children, both of whom are married and live with her. Her business is selling traditional Mexican snacks, like tacos, tostados, sopes and fried tacos. She decided to start in this business when her children were still young so that she could provide for them, give them a good quality of life and the chance for education. With her loan she will purchase the materials she needs to make her snacks, such as tomatos, chilis avocado, tortillas, lettuce, meat, corn and firewood so that she can continue with her business.
She says that without the loan, there are many problems both in her family and her business, because she does not have enough to purchase more materials for her business and hardly enough to buy what was needed at home. She hopes that with this loan, her income will become more stable.
She says that this loan will benefit not only her, but her family as well, because they will be able to have a higher quality of life, a more stable economic situation, as well as increasing profits from her business.
Her goal for her business is that it can expand and that she can have a large variety of products always available. She would also like to increase the variety of products she sells. In addition to this, she wants to improve the small store where she sells her snacks and turn it into a proper restaurant.
With the improvement in her earnings, her life and business will improve. Right now, she is trying to purchase a new stove, because the one she has is old and is getting dangerous.