A loan of $1,350 helped to purchase merchandise for grocery store, including rice, sugar, milk, eggs, candy, soda, etc.

Marleni's story

Marleni is a member of the “Señor de los Milagros de Chimpahuaylla” communal bank in the city of Cusco, Perú. She continues working selling basic staple items in her grocery store and also sells building supplies like sand, plaster, roofing tiles and bricks. Marleni has been doing this for some time now and has been raising her four dependent children by means of it. Marleni works in order to give her children a better education which is why she’ll invest her loan in the purchase of merchandise like rice, sugar, milk, noodles, soft-drinks, etc. for her grocery store since the building supplies business is mostly in her husband’s hands. Marleni is very happy and grateful to KIVA for making it possible for her to give her family a better quality of life and for helping her maintain and develop her economic activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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