A loan of $1,100 helped to buy clothes.


Marlen Elizabeth's story

Marlen, 26, is married and has a son. She lives in the Municipality of Victoria, Yoro. She’s very hardworking. She sells her merchandise from place to place. She sells merchandise like women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, women’s and men’s underwear and bed linens. She works 8 hours a day every day. She started the business three years ago aiming to generate more household income and help her husband cover some of the expenses. She’s currently asking for her 4th loan for 20,500 lempiras to buy more merchandise like pants, skirts, blouses, shirts, underwear, etc. in order to have variety of goods on hand to offer her customers. Her dream is to have a permanent sales site someday to sell all the products her customers need and thus improve her family’s standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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