A loan of $700 helped to buy sacks of potatoes.

Smith Marlene's story

Smith is a member of the Virgin of Mercedes (Virgen de las Mercedes) Community Bank. Smith has an uncle, who has a stand where he sells tubers in the market. He decided to leave the stand to his niece Smith. She and her husband began to run the tuber stand in the market. They pursue large- and small-scale sales of tubers. Since Smith has been with Finca, she has learned values and has learned to respect the rules. She is very shy, and the meetings help her to express herself and to want to go forward. Smith needs a loan for 2000 soles to buy sacks of potatoes. Smith’s dream is to buy directly from farms, without intermediaries, but to do this, she needs to save more money.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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