A loan of $375 helped to improve her sales stand, buy merchandise and pay some personal expenses.

Marnelia's story

Marnelia is 49 years old. She is a single mother who has lived for 10 years in an urban zone which is still developing, in the district of Pacanga in Chepén- La Libertad.

Marnelia works selling natural medicines, such as medicinal herbs, from a small stand located on the edge of the market in her area. She has many years of experience with this work, and thanks to this she has built up an established customer base and a good level of development for her business.

Marnelia is requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1000 Peruvian new soles to fix up her sales stand. She would like to buy a larger table which will allow her to exhibit her products more effectively. In addition, she will use another part of the loan to buy merchandise, and also to pay some personal expenses.

Marnelia is a hard-working and enterprising woman who has excellent personal and work references. She has a great desire to prosper in her business so she can provide her children with a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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