A loan of $775 helped to buy a sales stall.


Marcelina's story

Marcelina, 48, lives in the city of Pisco with her husband and her five children, whom she loves and who are her main motivation in life. She's a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic woman. She and her husband devote all their effort to getting their family ahead. Unfortunately, because she didn't have the money and she had to work from a very young age, Marcelina wasn't able to study business administration, but she would like to have been able to do so. In her free time she likes to cook a delicious chicken stew to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a lot of effort and dedication, Marcelina works in her small business selling school and office supplies. She works every day for approximately 10 hours. She believes it's going well for her because of the variety of products and her good customer service.

Marcelina's very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help she'll be able to buy a small sales stall in the main market of her city.

This way Marcelina will be able to continue working and making the effort to achieve her big dream of expanding her business and having a great bookstore.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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