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Total loan: $800


Batugade, Bobonaro, Timor-Leste / Retail

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A loan helped to buy additional goods such as biscuits, noodles, sugar, and coffee.

Martinha's story

Martinha is a modest and enterprising 24-year-old, married woman. She has a very good understanding of and experience with running a general store. She has one of her own, which has been running for a few years. Her store is located in an excellent spot where it's easy to find, so many people come to buy her goods every day.

Running her business has made Martinha more independent because she can be responsible for herself and also help support her family's everyday income.

She would like a loan of $800 through Kiva's field partner KIF to help improve her store. She plans to use this loan to buy additional goods such as biscuits, noodles, sugar, coffee and many other things to resell at her store. Martinha hopes to expand the size of her business in the future as the result of her investment and wants to thank lenders for the opportunity.