A loan of $225 helped to buy ingredients such as rice, vegetables and meat.

Marubeni's story

Marubeni is 38 and married to Digno, and they have two children aged 12 and 10 who live with them in their own home. Marubeni's business is selling ready food. Every afternoon she sets up her table at the front of her house and offers all her prepared food, as well as snacks. She provides an attentive service to her customers, who are principally her neighbours. They recommend her to other people, who become regular customers over time. She started off more than 8 years ago with a private loan, buying and selling in small quantities, and then increased them according to the demand there was for her meals. She has done this on her own until now. She considers her business quite viable because of the profits it provides, since she almost always sells everything she prepares for sale. In addition, she comments that she enjoys her business because she knows about food, and she decided to start it off in order to have her own income, as the pension for her children was not enough and she had economic issues.

On this occasion she is asking for a loan of 600 PEN, and she is happy that she will continue to have access to a line of credit to continue with her plans. She will invest the loan in buying ingredients such as rice, vegetables, and meat.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

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