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Marlene, 31, is a single young woman. She lives in an inherited house with her two brothers. The younger one is single, and the older one has a wife and kids. From the time she was young, Marlene accompanied her mother, helping her sell newspapers at her newsstand, which was located an hour from their house. A year ago, when her mother passed away, Marlene had to take on the business and keep it going. Since then she works every day from 4 in the morning, picking up the papers to sell starting at 6. Marlene likes her work, since she's always making sales. In addition, she leaves her regular customers magazines and periodicals on credit, so they try to be on time with their payments at the end of every month.

In light of her situation, Marlene wants to expand her business with a wider variety of magazines because her greatest dream is to open a grocery store in her house. This will be her 12th loan with MFP, and she knows the support will really help her keep the business growing, so she is committed to making her payments on time. Once she gets her loan, she will buy car-collector and handicrafts magazines, because those reap the biggest profits.
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Marlene, de 31 años, es una joven soltera, vive en su casa que es heredada, en compañía de dos hermanos, siendo el menor, soltero y el mayor con esposa e hijos. Desde pequeña acompañaba y apoyaba a su madre a vender periódicos, en un puesto que posee, que se encuentra ubicada a una hora de su casa. Hace un año, desde que falleció su madre, ella tuvo que asumir y llevar adelante su negocio; desde entonces, trabaja todos los días, desde las 4 de la mañana, para poder adquirir los periódicos, para luego venderlas a partir de las 6 de la mañana. Le gusta el trabajo que realiza, puesto que siempre hay ventas, además a sus clientes asiduos le deja a crédito las revistas o ejemplares, y por ello tratan de ser puntuales en el pago cada fin de mes. Ante esto, desea ampliar su negocio con variedad de revistas, ya que su gran anhelo es el de instalar una bodega en su casa. Es el 12avo crédito con MFP, y sabe que este aporte le será muy beneficioso para continuar ampliando su negocio, por ello se compromete en pagar a tiempo sus cuotas. De obtener el crédito que solicita, comprará revistas de colección de carros y de manualidades, por lo que le dejan mayores utilidades.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Marlene to buy magazines to sell at her newsstand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011