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Total loan: $425
Lima, Lima, Peru / Retail
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Maricela's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped Marcela needs a loan of 1,200 PEN to purchase cosmetics and flowers for Mother's Day.
Marcela is a member of the communal bank, "Sol de Alegría" (Sun of Happiness). She is married and is 37. She has 2 children who are 18 and 16 who study in a university. Marcela has sold beauty products by catalog for 3 years, but she needed more income, so 6 months ago she joined with a woman to sell food. She rented a house and currently sells food in the afternoons. Marcela needs a loan of 1,200 PEN to purchase cosmetics and flowers for Mother's Day. Since she has worked with Finca, they have taught her more about her business, how to prepare for competition, and how to manage money. Marcela's dream is to have another business, such as selling clothing or shoes, as selling food is very labor intensive.
Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva Volunteer