A loan of $200 helped preparing a location for a future business.


Marilu Cirly's story

F. A. Marilu Cirly, age 53, comes from Arequipa but has lived in Ica for the past 7 years. For the past 4 years, she has lived in a rented room in Huacachina, Ica, where her daily work takes place. She has a 25-year-old daughter who is married and lives in Arequipa, and who sometimes sends money to her mother. F. A. Marilu is in charge of the bathrooms in Huacachina, and she also sells personal hygiene products outside of the same facilties. She has gained the trust of the leaders of the municipality because she has been very responsible. She is asking us to finance a loan to improve a location she has purchased in Huacachina with her savings. Her dream is to open a food business there in the future, which will allow her to earn a better income. The neighbors provide very positive references for her, saying that she is very hard-working and cooperative, and that she treats everyone with respect.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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