A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase a computer.

Shawni Marleny's story

Shawni is a 19-year-old young single woman living in the city of Ica, in the district of Santiago with her parents and siblings. She is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to improve herself.

Due to her efforts and her parents' help, Shawni is studying Systems Engineering. In her free time she likes to go on the internet and on some occassions cook a delicious dish of rice and duck to share with her family.

By her own initiative, with much persistence and dedication, Shawni works in her small variety store, where she sells an assortment of products such as notebooks, pens, paper, gifts, ribbons, hairpins etc... She works in a small space in her house located in front of a small school, which has helped her increase sales.

Shawni is very thankful to Kiva lenders. Due to the help provided she will be able to purchase a computer, which will help her with her academic work and internship, this way Shawni can continue working and striving to achieve her big dream of becoming a good professional and together with her family she wishes to come out ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima

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