Marlene learnt to make dresses from her grandmother on her father’s side. Later she studied dressmaking and started her own business.
With her first Compartamos Banco credit she purchased thread, buttons, needles and cloth. Later she obtained more credit and started selling her line of ladies bags and purses and bought more sewing machines.
Marlene explains: “My dream is to have a dresses and accessories store for weddings and 15th birthday celebrations.”
Later she opened a cybercafe that also offers mobile phone repair services.
Marlene believes that the credit granted by Compartamos Banco has helped her to expand her business: “I tell people to get Compartamos credits and to invest in their business.”