A loan of $1,150 helped to buy glass and plastic items as well as chairs to fill customer orders.

Marleny's story

Marleny is a 54-year-old woman. She is married and has three children, one of whom is still in her care. She lives in her own house with her family in the Buenos Aires sector of the district of Morropón. The community where she lives is small, but its people have the reputation of being good and hard-working.

Marleny works selling plastic items and dishes, including plates, pots and other items. She also sells beauty products. She has done all of this for 4 years, in the settlement of Pueblo Nuevo in Buenos Aires, in the district of Morropón.

The amount of the loan she is requesting is 3000 Peruvian new soles, which she will use to invest in her business, specifically to buy glass and plastic products, since she has orders to fill. In this way she will increase her income and ultimately have better living conditions in her area. The proposed loan is for 3000 soles over a term of 12 months with the Kiva rate. The investment in this business will help her greatly, since she will have the opportunity to attract more potential customers, and this will be advantageous since it will permit her to have better profits.

She has various goals in mind, but one of the main ones is to capture more potential customers and sell her products at a good price. To achieve this, the borrower will put out her maximum effort and work from dawn to dusk. In addition, she already has an established base of customers who are very loyal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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