A loan of $200 helped improvement of a sound system.

Martha's story

Martha is 43 and lives with her husband and two children in San Pablo,a rural area located in the district of Pomalca. The economy of this region is based on agriculture, the raising of small livestock, and the manufacture of handmade hats.

Martha owns a sound system that she rents to people who live in her area and to customers in neighboring areas, for use in activities like parties and ceremonies. Generally she rents out the sound system on the weekends, and she's been working at this business for over a year.

Martha also works raising and selling animals. With her earnings she helps her husband, who is a farmer, to support the family financially. Martha would like to make improvements to her sound system, and in order to reach this goal she is asking for a loan of 500 Peruvian soles from Edpyme Alternativa [the Kiva field partner].

Martha is a hard working woman who always gives her best to help her family get ahead. Her greatest desire is to keep working in order to help her husband to give the family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain

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