A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase fuel and fire wood.

Martina's story

Martina is a member of the "Virgen del Rosario" communal bank located in the Bellavista District, San Martin Department. She is 36 years old, married, and has no children. She began with a 1000 new sol investment and, fueled by both her husband's and her own entrepreneurial spirit, started a brick manufacturing and sale business since they have a large enough parcel of land and the raw materials, such as clay, needed for the manufacture of bricks. She is still engaged in the same activity and, thanks to the high quality of her products, she sells to public and private institutions filling orders that number in the thousands of bricks. In her free time she likes to sell clothing which she offers to her friends and neighbors who have shown a positive response to the wares. With this new 3000 new sol loan she intends to purchase gallons of fuel and bundles of fire wood which will be used to fire the bricks. Both her husband and herself share in decision-making with respect to their profits. Martina states her gratitude to the Manuela Ramos Movement for allowing her to grow as a businesswoman and as a woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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