A loan of $700 helped to purchase 3/8" rebar, cement, blocks and sand.

Santa Martina's story

Santa Martina C. Z. is a small business owner. She is a 51 year old widow with five adult children. She has a store that was started by her late husband who was of Chinese origin. She sells general merchandise, but specializes in the sale of noodles (uncooked) and other ingredients used in the preparation of noodles like Chinese chili, Chinese sauce and other items.

Small business owner C. has had one previous loan with Kiva, which she paid off in a timely manner. She wants to thank all the lenders who showed confidence in her and granted her the loan.

The main problem that she is having with her business is the safety of the building since it is made of wood and is 30 years old. For this reason she would like to completely remodel it. With her first loan she started making repairs and little by little has made more. She is requesting a loan to repair another section of the building. She needs to buy the following construction materials: 5 quintals (a quintal equals 100 lbs.) of 3/8 inch rebar with each quintal costing $50, 5 bags of cement at $52 per bag, 150 units of blocks at 80 cents per unit and 5 meters of sand at $14 per meter.

Translated from Spanish

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