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A loan of $575 helped to buy potatoes, meat, and rice wholesale.

Marcelina's story

Marcelina is a member of the communal bank BIENSTAR. She is 65 years old and has a craft store. For over five years she has been a member of FINCA Perú. She is single and has five children. Being part of Finca has helped her improve her business and educate her children. Marcelina also earns a living through other activies and is now selling food and meat. Thanks to her savings she was able to renovate her house. She plans to use the loan to buy wholesale products for the food she sells at the fairs during Holy Week.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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