A loan of $400 helped purchase garlic.

Rocio Marleni's story

Miss Rocío is a member of the “Mujeres de Villa del Lago II” microfinance institute in the district, province and department of Puno. She is 20 years old, single and has no children.

With her first 500.00 PEN loan, she purchased garlic in order to sell it on her urban delivery tricycle as a street vendor. She has been working with the microfinance institute for almost a year, and she states that she is currently studying information technology.

With this 1,200.00 PEN loan, which will be repaid in 4 monthly installments, she will purchase a greater quantity of garlic in order to continue selling it on her work vehicle.

Rocío wishes to continue working so that she can keep studying and one day become a professional. Furthermore, she hopes to set up her own store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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