A loan of $325 helped to buy second hand clothes.

Marina's story

Marina, 42, is a hardworking, determined woman in addition to being cheerful and kind. She’s separated from the father of her four children: Casandra, 17, Luís, 14, Pablo, 10, and Sandy, 19. They live together in the house she bought with much effort.

Marina’s activity is selling second-hand clothes for women, men and children in various styles that she buys in quantity in the capital thanks to help from a girlfriend who lives there and does the purchases and then sends Marina the goods that she sells among her friends and neighbors who she tends to kindly thus winning over their preference.

She’s been in this business for more than 2 years and to date her mother helps her in the search for new customers. She considers the business to be profitable because these clothes are bought for very low prices so her profits are good. Before starting this business she had many economic problems.

She enjoys her business because it generates income and she has an occupation while being able to stay home and use her free time to care for her children. She wants to increase her stock of merchandise to make the business grow.

This is her second MFP loan and she’s hoping for your collaboration so that she can make her plans reality. She also comments that she feels good in the communal bank because she considers her fellow members to be responsible and supportive people.

She will use the requested 800 new soles to buy a larger amount of second-hand clothes to have stock available to sell. She hopes to get them at lower prices by purchasing them in greater volume.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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