A loan of $375 helped buy an industrial food mixer for making bread and other items.


Martha Ligia's story

40-year old Martha is a friendly, obliging, and organized woman. She lives with her family in the municipality of Bogotá with her husband. They worked in a bakery for years. Nevertheless, their goal was always to start their own family business, and with much discipline they managed to save enough to fulfill their dream.

Today Martha runs a bakery in the capital of the country. The business provides for the food and wellbeing of her 10-year old son.

Every day of the week her customers can come to the bakery between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm to make their purchases. There they can find all kinds of bread, cookies, cakes, cheese bread etc, as well as other items such as drinks, milk products and so on.

Now Martha is seeking her first Kiva loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to buy an industrial food mixer so that she can make the bread and other baking more easily. Her dreams are to deliver bread in the local area and to improve the quality of life of her family.

Please help her!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A.


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It helps train entrepreneurs to start their own business.



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