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Even though Sra. Marcelina is 60 years old, she still preserves the necessary energy to work and more, to look after a small child who was abandoned by his parents. This noble woman welcomed him into her home and now he has become more than a son to her. This child is the motor that impulses her to continue working and to dedicate herself to service the people that come to her pantry. She is conscious that at her age she has to deal with some discomforts and ailments but when she stops doing labor intense activities those discomforts and ailments will decrease.

That is the reason why she is seeking your help. She wants to be able to obtain the necessary money amount to supply her small shop with a larger quantity and better quality of products to sell to her customers. Remember that one person that helps others, sometimes needs to be helped as well.

Translated from Spanish by Maria Ramirez-Gregg, Kiva Volunteer

MARCELINA, a sus 60 años de edad aún conserva las fuerzas necesarias para trabajar y es más para velar por un pequeño niño, a quien sus padres lo abandonaron y esta noble mujer acogió en su hogar y ahora es más que un hijo para ella.Este niño es el motor que la impulsa a seguir trabajando y a dedicarse a prestar servicios en su bodega. Ella es consciente de que a su edad tiene que soportar algunos malestares y dolencias pero que al dejar de realizar actividades pesadas estas disminuirían. Por ese motivo recurre en búsqueda de tu ayuda a fin de obtener la cantidad de dinero necesaria para abastecer con mayor cantidad y mejor calidad de productos su pequeño espacio de ventas.Recuerde que una persona que ayuda, también tiene la necesidad de ser ayudada.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 44
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  • $64,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Marcelina capital boost to acquire a larger quantity of basic needs items to offer at Marcelina's small pantry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2008
Feb 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 8, 2008