A loan of $525 helped to buy wholesale stock (grain, coffee, soda, sugar, biscuits, etc.).

Marleny's story

Marleny is a single mother of a 16 year old son, who she has brought up solely with great effort and dedication.

Eight years ago she took the initiative to start her own business; an idea that grew out of the necessity to generate income in order to meet household expenses. So with some savings that she had, she started a grocery store, which offers many household products. Working daily from 7am to 10pm, she there by earned the income necessary to ensure the welfare of her child.

Her positive attitude, perseverance and love for her son motivate her every day in order to keep working hard. She is requesting a loan a means of support to better establish her business. With the money she will buy wholesale stock (grain, coffee, soda, sugar, biscuits, etc.) so that she can stock up on greater variety in order to offer her clients a various alternatives that suit their needs and tastes, achieving better sales and the earnings that come with them.

Marleny dreams of going on strengthening her business, as it has become her only source of income and she dreams of seeing it well organised with more assortment in order to improve profitability and make it permanent, thereby ensuring a better quality of life and wellbeing for her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alan Jones

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