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Total loan: $1,600
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Marleni


A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase wood, zinc sheets, fabric, cinder blocks, black plastic sheeting, 300 chicks, five sacks of feed, and feeding and drinking bins, and to pay for electrical installation.


Marleni's story

Marleni is 34 years old, married and has two children. She used to be only dedicated to her household duties, but then started baking bread with chicken two years ago. Later, she started working as a photographer and taking videos. Today she is starting a business raising and selling chickens, since Christmastime is coming and that is when there is the most demand. Last year she gave it a try with 60 chickens and made a good profit, and she ran the business from her own home while caring for her two children, a 13-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl. She travels to the city to buy the chickens and the feed in her husband's car, and it takes about 45 minutes. She is requesting the loan to purchase five pallets of wood, 15 zinc sheets, a roll of fabric, cinder blocks, black plastic sheeting, 300 chickens, five bags of feed, and feeding and drinking bins, and to pay for electrical installation. With this investment, Marleni will be able to upgrade her chicken coop and increase the number of chickens it holds. After taking her profits she will be able to repair her husband's car, which is in poor condition. It will also help her provide her family with everything it needs to improve its quality of life. Her biggest wish is for her children to have the opportunity to get an education, because she came from a family with limited resources and could not afford to go to school, and she wants her children to have what she couldn't.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 18, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: September 18, 2012