A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in working capital and stock her business with plastic products such as bread boxes, cups, plates, disposable forks, tubs, buckets, jugs and measuring cups.

Marlene Francisca's story

Marlene Francisca is 28 years old. She is single and from Managua, a city located in the central part of the country. In her free time, she really likes to enjoy time with her family. Lamentably, she wasn't able to go to college because of a lack of resources, but she would have liked to have studied social work.

Thanks to her spirit and her will to get ahead, she has an economic activity selling plastic products for household use such as bread boxes, cups, disposable forks, tubs, buckets, jugs, and measuring cups. She spends about 10 hours a day at her business, which is located in one of the city markets. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her plastic selling business so in the near future she can obtain more income.

Marlene is grateful for the help that the Kiva investors offer to people of low income and from poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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