A loan of $375 helped expand inventory with vegetables, fruit, beverages, canned food, bread, etc.

Martire's story

Martire runs her colmadito (small neighborhood grocery store) by herself and is asking for her fourth loan to expand her inventory. She is very responsible with her income and savings and keeps a record of her expenses, sales, and inventory in a notebook she carries everywhere with her. With her past loans, she has managed to use her savings to buy a freezer. She says her ability to purchase this freezer has been the key to her success. She is now able to sell perishable items, cold water, and cold beer to her neighbors—and as a result has greatly increased her sales.

Martire says it has been a hard life; she supports her three children, her mother who is very ill, and her husband by herself. She is grateful, however, that one step at a time, she has been able to improve her income and the welfare of her family members. Martire is very involved with her Catholic Church, and the local Club de Madres (Mothers' Club). She is most grateful for these loans and believes that they have truly changed her life for the better.

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