A loan of $850 helped to purchase plastic items such as baskets, buckets, plastic cups, disposable items, water bottles, kegs, jugs, and thermos bottles.


Marlene Francisca's story

Marlene, age 27, is single and has no children. In her free time she greatly enjoys listening to music and reading books. Unfortunately, she was not able to attend university for financial reasons. She would have liked to study social work. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to get ahead, she has sold plastic items for 14 years. She works 12 hours a day and is very happy to do so. This is her way of life. In the photo, you can see Marlene with her business. Marlene is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their support she will be able to invest and have capital to stock her business. She will purchase items such as baskets, buckets, plastic cups, disposable products, water bottles, kegs, jugs, and thermos bottles. This way, she will be able to maintain her business and increase her income in the near future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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