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Marcelina
Marcelina is 63 years old. She was widowed nearly 30 years ago. She lives with a daughter in a house she owns located in a farming area. Marcelina is a hardworking woman. She has tended to her cafe and kiosk for more than 30 years. With the help of her deceased husband, she opened the business, where they began to offer meals. Since then, she became known for her good cooking and friendliness. Over time she set up a space to offer products that visitors from other cities take home such as cheeses, manjar blanco, fruit and other foods.“I like my work because it is relaxing, but to prepare the foods I do have to work harder," she says. Her plans are set: continue with her business in such a way that her savings allow her to have a calm old age. This time she requires some help to acquire merchandise and work normally.

She belongs to the “Progreso Huayounioc” communal bank and this is her 9th loan with MFP. She is a responsible member because makes her payments on time.

With the money, she will acquire merchandise such as fresh cheese, manjar blanco, bizcochos, and breads. She will also buy ingredients to make the foods she sells.
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Marcelina tiene 63 años, hace más de 30 años quedó viuda. Vive con hija en una casa propia ubicada en un distrito agrícola. Marcelina es una mujer trabajadora. Se dedica a la atención de su cafetín y kiosco desde hace más de 30 años. Con la ayuda de su fallecido esposo levantaron el negocio, donde empezaron ofreciendo comidas. Desde entonces ya se hizo conocida por su buena sazón y la amabilidad. Con el tiempo ella habilitó un espacio para ofrecer productos que los visitantes de otras ciudades llevan hacia sus hogares, como quesos, manjar blanco, frutas y otros comestibles. “Me gusta mi trabajo porque es relajado, pero para preparar los alimentos si dispongo más esfuerzo”, dice. Sus planes son fijos, continuar con su negocio, de tal manera que sus ahorros le permitan tener una vejez tranquila. Esta vez requiere de un apoyo para adquirir mercadería y trabajar con normalidad.
Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Progreso Huayounioc”, y éste es su crédito número 9 con MFP, donde es una socia responsable, porque paga sus cuotas responsablemente.
Con el dinero podrá adquirir mercadería como quesos frescos, manjar blanco, bizcochos, panes, además comprará ingredientes para preparar los alimentos que expende.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Marcelina to buy fresh cheeses, manjar blanco, bizcochos, breads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 16, 2012
Listed
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013