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Marlene
Marlene is a member of the “La Yunguyeñita” community bank which is located in Yunguyo district and province, in Puno department. She is 34 years old, married, and has two school-age children. She did not complete her secondary education.

Marlene has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for four years. Her first loan was for 300 soles and she invested that money in her business selling groceries, cereals, detergents, toothpaste, candies, etc.

With this new loan for 1,500 soles, Marlene will buy fifty 'arrobas' of oats (1 arroba = approx. 25lbs), detergents and other products to sell in the town of Moquegua. She works alone in her business. Her husband is a truck driver.

Marlene would like to make improvements to her home and buy more land to leave to her children.

What Marlene likes about her community bank are the meetings and what she makes on her savings.
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Marlene es socia del Banco Comunal “La Yunguyeñita”, ubicado en el distrito y provincia de Yunguyo, departamento de Puno, tiene 34 años de edad, está casada y tiene 2 hijos en edad escolar. Cuenta con educación secundaria (incompleta).
La señora trabaja con el Movimiento Manuela Ramos desde hace cuatro años, su préstamo inicial fue de S/. 300.00 nuevo soles, préstamo que invirtió en su negocio de venta de abarrotes, cereales, detergentes, pastas dentales, golosinas, etc.
Con este nuevo préstamo de S/. 1,500.00 nuevo soles, comprará cincuenta arrobas de avena, detergentes y otros productos para venderlos en la ciudad de Moquegua. Trabaja sola en el negocio, su esposo es transportista.
La señora desea mejorar su casa y comprar más terrenos para dejárselos a sus hijos.
Lo que le gusta del Banco Comunal son las reuniones y lo que gana el ahorro.

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