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A loan of $1,075 helped to stock her store.

Marlen Margot's story

Marlen is 41 years old, is in a common law marriage, and has two children. She lives in the town of Arizona, Atlántida. Ten years ago she set up a store where she sells basic grains, soft drinks, churros, bread, candy, sugar, groceries, and pork so she can bring some income into the household. She has already invested three loans into her store and in this fourth cycle is asking for loan of 22,000 Lempiras to buy pigs to butcher and sell. She will also buy some basic grains so she can take advantage of the season and increase her sales. She plans to continue her business so she can provide her daughter with a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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