A loan of $500 helped purchase assorted car accessories, spare parts and motor oil.

Marilu's story

Ms. Marilu V., a member of the “Mujeres Decididas” (Resolute Women) microfinance institute, lives in the department and province of San Martín, in the Tarapoto district. She sells spare parts and motor oil for all types of vehicules (cars and motorcycles). Her business is located on Jr Shapaja C-2, where her customers—who are mostly motorcycle taxi drivers and people who own vehicules—go to purchase her products.

With this loan of 1,500.00 PEN, which will be repaid in 6 months, she will purchase spare parts, various car accessories, and motor oil by the dozen so that her customers can find with they need in her shop, thus allowing her to foster customer loyalty.

She is 31 years of age and lives with her husband and 3 children, who propel her to keep working in order to offer them a better future. She is a very optimistic woman who longs to have a well-stocked and prestigious business in the near future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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