A loan of $400 helped to buy tables, chairs and a canopy.


Marleny's story

Marleny is a 38 year old woman. She lives in the city of Nazca with her 4 children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who puts all of her work into getting her family ahead, since she has to be both mother and father to her children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources and out of a need to work when she was very young, Marleny was unable to go to college. In her free time, she likes to watch television and sometimes cook a delicious Frejoles con Seco to share with her family.

On her own initiative, with much hard work and dedication, Marleny works at her own business selling food and snow cones. She sells delicious traditional food from her city and refreshing snow cones with different flavors to her customers. Marleny works every day for approximately 10 hours and she thinks it is going well for her because she is a good cook and because she is friendly to her customers.

Marleny is grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she can buy tables, chairs and a canopy for her business. This way,Marleny will offer a better service to her customers and she will continue to work and strive to make her dream come true of having a great restaurant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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