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Marta is 58 years old. She has worked for several years selling food and bananas. She sells her food from breakfast through lunch, moving from place to place. Her daily works helps her to feel good, and most of all useful. She works together with her husband Braulio who transports passengers in a cycle-taxi, and supports her in her food sales. Martha also has woodworking tools which she provides to her working children, and they give her 40% of their earnings. Martha's goal is to grow her business so that in the future she can have a restaurant, which will help her to improve her economic situation. In order to do this, Martha asks for you to trust in her work and to grant the loan which she is requesting.

Translated from Spanish by James Comstock, Kiva volunteer.

La señora Martha tiene 58 años, se dedica a la venta de comida y plátano desde hace varios años atrás, ella vende su comida a la hora del desayuno y del almuerzo de manera ambulante. Su labor diaria la hace sentirse bien y sobre todo útil. Junto a su esposo, el señor Braulio quien se dedica al transporte de pasajeros en su mototaxi, la apoya en su negocio de venta de comida. Martha también cuenta con herramientas para madera los mismos que les brinda a sus hijos para que trabajen y le den un 40% de las ganancias.El propósito de Martha es crecer en su negocio para más adelante tener un restaurante, el cual ayudará a mejorar su nivel económico. Para ello Martha les pide que confíen en su trabajo y le brinden el préstamo que solicita.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,976,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Martha increase capital in order to open a restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009