Total loan: $525


San Martín, San Martin, Peru / Food

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Martha's story

Martha, 38, is a member of the "La Marginal II" communal bank which is in Banda de Shilcayo district, San Martín province, San Martín department. She lives with her life partner and has two children, one of whom still depends on her and helps her with her sales. Martha is a hard-working woman. She decided to set up her own soft-drink selling business in a well-apportioned area of her home. She administers her store with no boss nor schedule. She tells us that she began with 300 soles and bought 5 packages of soft-drinks. She saw that she did well and, little by little, started to invest more. Currently, she is in the same line of work and is well-known by her customers who are her neighbors, family members, and friends. With this 1500 sol loan she will buy more soft-drinks: packages of soft-drinks in various flavors, sizes, and brands, as well as mineral water, both sparkling and still. Martha has many goals ahead and is very motivated to see her dreams come true. She is very grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for helping her when she most needed help. She is responsible with regard to repayments and intends to continue being so.

Translated from Spanish by Michael Bujazan, Kiva Volunteer