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Marileni
Marileni is originally from Brazil and has been living in the United States for the past nine years. She has worked in the cleaning industry for seven years and with the same cleaning company for four years.

Marileni was recently presented with an opportunity to purchase the cleaning company that she has managed since October 2012. The company has been established for 12 years, serving 25 households in Montgomery County, Maryland. The owner is selling the business because she would like to retire in her home country of Brazil.

Marileni is ready to seize the opportunity, and she is actively working to increase the number of households and expects to finish the year with 60 households. She loves Brazilian music, soccer, and is working hard at her company.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City D.C. initiative in partnership with LEDC (Latino Economic Development Center). Kiva City D.C. is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.  

About Latino Economic Development Center

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a community-based nonprofit that equips Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help LEDC support even more small businesses in low- and moderate-income communities in Washington, D.C. The funds are used to ease loan requirements, including decreasing collateral, interest rates and fees associated with loan disbursement. With Kiva capital, LEDC reaches out to borrowers that may not have met all of LEDC’s existing criteria, allowing the organization to grow its lending operations through its new subsidiary the Community Asset Fund for Entrepreneurs.

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  • $47,000
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $10,959,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD