A loan of $550 helped to buy materials for the child care center.


Martha's story

Martha is 49 years old and widowed. She has 3 children, and they live in their own house located in the district of Pichari. Martha is a very hard-working woman who has done agricultural work since she was very young; she learned this work from her parents. One year ago, she left this profession to dedicate herself to caring for children in a "wawa wasi" (child care center) in her community. This work is part of a government program which provides care for the benefit of people who have babies and cannot normally work because they do not have anyone to care for their small children. Thus, Martha provides her services caring for babies, because she is very patient and dedicated to them. She feels happy doing this work, which in turn allows her to earn a salary so she can cover her household expenses. In the near future, she would like to open a grocery store. This is her second loan with MFP, and Martha once again pledges to make her payments on time.

This is her second loan, and she stands by her commitment to make her payments on time. Martha is happy to belong to her communal bank, because all of the members are punctual. With the 1,500 Peruvian new soles, she will buy materials to help care for children in the child care center.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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