A loan of $175 helped purchase coffee plants & fertilizers.


Martha's story

Martha is 35 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She and her family live in their own home.

Martha works as a toll collector at a bridge on one of the main roads where cars from the city travel through her area. She works every day from 7am to 7pm, traffic vest and whistle in hand. As she is collecting tolls, Martha also controls the lift gate that regulates the entry and exit of vehicles. On the days she is not working, she helps her husband tend to their coffee and banana crops. They both enjoy farming and they invest Martha’s salary so they can increase their output.

This is her first loan with MFP. Martha has committed to the other group members that she will make her payments on time so as not to betray their trust. She will use the money to buy coffee plants and fertilizers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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