A loan of $575 helped to purchase a refrigerator and variety of ice creams to improve her sales.

Marleny's story

Marleny started working two years ago selling frozen desserts primarily because her husband fell into poor health and could no longer find work. They needed to find an alternative source of income in order to keep up with the costs of their home where they live together with their three children. She learned the business and met the supplier through an acquaintance, and with a little capital she started her business selling desserts which she runs out of her own home. The biggest challenge is a lack of capital which prevents her from being able to meet all of her customers' orders, but in looking to overcome this obstacle Marleny is requesting a loan that will allow her to purchase a refrigerator and an assortment of frozen treats to improve her sales.

She hopes to be able to transplant her business to another location that will allow her to provide a greater variety to her customers and in doing so increase her revenue considerably. She also dreams of providing for the good health of her husband and for a better quality of life at home for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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