A loan of $325 helped to buy new clothing such as pants, clothing for children, shirts, and other items.


Marbelline Guadalupe's story

Marbelline is originally from the city of Granada. She is 25 years old, married and the mother of two children. She is a merchant and works selling food and clothing. She began this business a few years ago taking advantage of the opportunity that her husband offered her of setting up a food business. Since then she has been offering enchiladas, soft drinks, etc. and later, step by step she started buying clothing with the earnings she obtained from the other business. Now today she has two small businesses. Her goal is to offer other types of dishes to her customers. She is asking for a loan in order to buy new clothing such as pants, clothing for children, shirts, and other items, with the goal of offering a variety of merchandise. She thinks that that the loan will help as customer demand increases and she obtains better earnings. Her future plan is to expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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