A loan of $375 helped to buy meat, dried potatoes, quinoa and cheese for her business.


Marleny's story

Marleny is a member of the "Santiago Patrón" communal bank, located in the district of Santiago de Pupuja, in the province of Azángaro, in Puno region. She is 30 years old, and married with 3 children. She studied until the 4th year of secondary school.

Marleny has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement (the field partner) for 2 years. She has previously had a loan of 500 Soles - money which served to increase her capital in her business selling meat, dried potatoes and quinoa.

She is seeking a new loan of 1000 Soles, which will enable her to buy meat, dried potatoes, quinoa and cheese for her business. Her dream is to help her children grow up to be professionals, to have more capital for her business, and to be able to have a house in Arequipa.

What she likes most about the communal bank is the solidarity, the security, and the fact that what the members earn they can save.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald


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