A loan of $800 helped to purchase a juicer/blender and to paint a room for a café.


Marcelina's story

Marcelina is a member of Communal Bank Firmeza. She is 38 years old, divorced, and has a daughter. Marcelina is an aerobics instructor. A few months ago she opened her own gym, a business that is growing. Marcelina plans to add more services such as massage and a nutritionist. She also sells cosmetics and natural medicine through catalogs. Marcelina needs a loan of 2600 soles that will be invested in the purchase of a juicer/blender and to paint a room for a cafe. Marcelina dreams of equipping her gym with machines exclusively for women, a spinning room and sauna, and of providing a quality education for her daughter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino



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