A loan of $550 helped to buy pencils, composition books, erasers, paper, pencil sharpeners and rulers.


Mercedes Martina's story

Mercedes Martina is 35 years old. She has been in her business for two years. It is important to highlight that she started her business because she couldn't find work and she started the business with the goal of helping her family. Mercedes Martina's business is a stationery store. She has owned her business for more than two years. She has gradually managed to improve her business and offer more products to her customers. This is her first loan and she will use it to buy pencils, composition books, erasers, paper, pencil sharpeners and rulers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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