A loan of $325 helped to purchase raw materials such as soles, insoles, leather, thread, glue, etc.


Martha's story

Martha is a hard-working and enterprising 34-year-old woman who started her own shoemaker's shop seven years ago along with her husband. Little by little the business has grown, and it now has six employees. Martha has four children, ages 17, 13, 12 and 8, who are in school and help out with the business in their free time. Martha plans to use the loan to purchase raw materials such as soles, insoles, leather, thread, glue, etc. Her dream is to expand her shop so it has more workers and increased production.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein



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