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Marlene
Marlene, age 64, is a good-natured and kind woman. She is married to Jorge and they have six children who are grown and independent. Marlene lives in her own home with five of her children, but most of her attention is focused on her youngest daughter (age 15) since the others earn their own income.


Marlene’s work consists of selling food. She has tables and chairs set up along the pavement in front of her house. Marlene offers a wide variety of regional dishes such as “cecina con tacacho” (plantain fritters with pork), “juanes” (chicken and rice steamed in banana leaves), smoked fish, chorizo sausage, and other items. She has been in business for two years and works with the support of her children, who help out when necessary so that everything is always running well. Marlene enjoys her work because she likes being in contact with other people. She also finds the work relaxing, but most of all it gives her a way to generate household income so that she can provide whatever her youngest daughter needs. Sometimes Marlene will make home deliveries, but her customers are always requesting her delicious dishes. She is doing well and hopes to open a restaurant later on since she has high expectations for her business.


Marlene is requesting a loan of 3,500 PEN so that she can buy ingredients and supplies such as rice, meats, condiments, oil, and vegetables in order to continue preparing her delicious dishes. In addition, she will buy pots and other utensils since her existing ones need to be replaced.

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Marlene, de 64 años, es una mujer muy buena y amable, está casada con Jorge y fruto de su matrimonio tiene 6 hijos que ya son mayores e independientes, vive en su casa propia junto a 5 hijos de los cuales brinda mayor atención a su última hija de 15 años, ya que los demás generan sus propios ingresos.
El trabajo de Marlene, consiste en la venta de comida, instala sus mesas y sillas en la vereda de su casa en donde ofrece a la venta gran variedad de potajes regionales como “cecina con tacacho”, “juane”, “pescado ahumado”, chorizos y otros. Lleva realizando esta actividad desde hace 2 años y trabaja con la ayuda de sus hijos quienes le brindan el apoyo necesario para que todo siempre le vaya bien. Le gusta mucho su trabajo, pues esta en contacto con las personas, se divierte, se relaja y sobre todo genera ingresos económicos para su hogar, de esta forma puede darle lo necesario a su menor hija, algunas veces lleva pedidos a domicilio y siempre tiene clientes que le solicitan sus deliciosos potajes, le esta yendo bien y espera mas adelante poder poner un restaurante ya que tiene muchas expectativas en su negocio. Por ello solicita 3500 soles, para comprar ingredientes e insumos como arroz, carnes, condimentos, aceite, y verduras para seguir con la preparación de sus deliciosos platillos, además comprará ollas y otros utensilios que necesitan renovación.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 99
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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 $1,375 helped Marlene to buy rice, meats, condiments, oil, vegetables, pots, and utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 27, 2012
Listed
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013