A loan of $2,625 helped to make improvements to her restaurant and to purchase rice, vegetables, meat, soft drinks, fruit, and pastries.

Marleny's story

Marleny is a 36 year old woman and single mother with three children. Several years back, she and her family were displaced by the violence that occurred in the rural areas in Colombia. Currently she works at a restaurant that she started after gaining experience in that field while working as a service employee in various restaurants. She is a hard-working and tenacious person. She takes great pains in order to obtain an income to support her household, working arduous hours every day of the week. With the loan that she is requesting she will make improvements to her restaurant and purchase stock (rice, vegetables, meat, soft drinks, fruit, pastries) in order to offer her clients a more pleasing experience and thus increase her sales. Her main dream is to be able to generate more opportunities for employment in her restaurant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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