A loan of $350 helped purchase inventory & supplies for her juice bar.

Marlene's story

Marlene is a member of the Communal Bank “Mar del Plata” (Sea of Silver). She is married and has a 23 year old son who works and attends school.

Marlene previously worked as a caretaker for a little girl at a private residence, but the family moved to another country and she was without a job. She then had the idea to sell hamburgers as a street vendor and was engaged in that business for three years. Using her savings, she decided to rent a small vending space and opened a juice bar. She attends to her current business all day with the help of her mother.

As a client of FINCA, Marlene learned how to be responsible with her payments and not accumulate too much debt. She needs a loan of 1000 soles to restock her juice bar. Marlene hopes that her business will continue to grow and that she can hire another employee to help her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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