Total loan: $675


Lima, Lima, Peru / Clothing

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Martha's story

Martha is a very happy 34-year-old woman. Alongside her partner and three children, she tries to progress and would like to have her own home very soon. In the meantime, they will continue to live in her parent’s house. She has been working as an accountant for a firm for more than 3 years, but her work schedule is taking her away from her loved ones. Even though she benefits from a salary, Martha will try to increase her savings by investing in the purchase of a stand where she can sell clothing. She is close to doing this because of her partner’s support. However, even though she doesn’t have a place to sell from, she’s already beginning to receive requests for items of clothing from her colleagues at work. Martha is certain that by starting her business in this way, she will be able to reach her goal bit by bit. She is one of the founders of this group and remembers how her first loans were an opportunity for her to get ahead. In spite of having left the group for some time, today her friends are opening the doors of their communal bank to her because she is a responsible woman. She will purchase the clothing that has been ordered with this loan of 2000 soles and in this way begin her business on the right foot.

Translated from Spanish by Shelly Hubman, Kiva Volunteer