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Marlene
Marlene, who is 64 years old, is married to Jorge. From their marriage, they have six children who are already grown up and independent. She lives in her own house along with five of her children. She gives the majority of her attention to her youngest daughter, who is 16 years old; the rest generate their own income.

Marlene's work consists of selling food. She sets up her tables and chairs on her house's sidewalk, where she offers a great variety of regional dishes for sale. She has been running this business for two years, and she works with the help of her children, who provide her with the support she needs for everything to go well. On occasion, she makes different desserts like cakes, gelatins, and others, which she sells in a park near her house. She likes her work very much because she is always in contact with people, she has fun, she relaxes, and above all, she makes an income for her household. That way, she is able to give her youngest daughter what she needs. Sometimes, she delivers orders to houses and she always has customers requesting her delicious meals. It is going well, and she hopes to establish a restaurant in the future, as she has high hopes for her business.

At this time, she is requesting 3,000 nuevos soles [PEN]. She is grateful and happy to know that she continues to have the financial support she needs to make progress in her business. With the amount requested, she will buy ingredients and supplies like rice, meats, seasonings, oil, and vegetables to continue with the preparation of her delicious dishes; she will also purchase pots and other utensils that need to be replaced.
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Marlene, de 64 años de edad, 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 16 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 hogar en donde ofrece a la venta gran variedad de platos regionales. 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. De manera ocasional prepara diversos postres como queques, gelatinas , entre otros, los cuales los pone a la venta en un parque cercano a su vivienda.Le gusta mucho su trabajo pues continuamente está 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 hija menor, algunas veces lleva pedidos a domicilio y siempre tiene clientes que le solicitan sus deliciosas comidas, le esta yendo bien y espera establecer mas adelante un restaurante ya que tiene muchas expectativas en su negocio.En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 3000, está agradecida y contenta al saber que sigue contando con el apoyo financiero que necesita para avanzar con el progreso de su negocio.
Con el monto solicitado comprará 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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,535,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Marlene to buy ingredients like rice, meats, seasonings, and oil, as well as pots and utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013