A loan of $975 helped to buy several bundles of clothing.

Martha Ines's story

Martha, 54, has five children and seven years ago she began to sell used clothing. Afterwards, she rented out a room to earn additional income to partially cover household expenses. Her loans have been used to invest in her business and the profits therefrom have been used to make some home improvements which, with help from her employed children, she has been able to accomplish little by little. She still needs to replaster the walls and to install flooring for better hygiene and well-being of her family. With this latest loan she intends to buy bundles of clothing so that she can increase her sales because when she brings new bundles of clothes her customers buy several articles because they are still good and at reasonable prices; besides, she has little inventory available because she's waiting for the loan to be approved to go buy several bundles; currently all she has left in stock are sheets and pillow cases. She has two children that are still in school and she hopes to be able to support them until they finish their schooling so that they can have a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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