A loan of $450 helped buy hair dye, perms, nail polish, etc.


Martha Isabel's story

Mrs. Martha A. is a member of the El Crédito (Loan) Community Bank. This region is a popular tourist location because of its thermal pools that have allowed for the inhabitants to make private and public pools. It has a wide variety of foods, and the people are very kind, polite, and maintain their culture and traditions.


Mrs. Martha is 27 years old, married, and has two sons, a three year old and a 3 month old baby. Her husband works in a body shop fixing cars. Together, they have been able to work and build their own home.


Martha is a beautician. She studied for 3 years in an academy and now has a beauty salon. She works from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. She also teaches at beauty school three days a week. She has been a member of the community bank for one year and will use the loan to buy products such as hair dye, perms, nail polish, and more for her cabinet.


Her goal is to have a car.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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