A loan of $325 helped to fix the roof of her home and to buy ingredients for her business.

Marquita's story

Marquita, 23 years old, lives in the company of her husband and her 5-month-old child in her own home. Marquita’s work consists of the sale of food and drinks, work which she carries out on the weekends in a spot located in her home which she opened 5 years ago. In all of that time she has managed to become well-known and to have a good amount of customers. What she likes about her work is that it allows her to have a better economic income. She continues to strive and thanks to that her place is already well-frequented.

So, this will be her first loan with Kiva and she comments on her appreciation for the opportunity to have a financial support in order to make progress with her business. With the loan of 800 nuevos soles (PEN), she will buy materials to fix up her business like corrugated metal roofing and wooden slats to fix the roof and also she will buy the necessary ingredients for the preparation of her barbecue.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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