A loan of $450 helped to purchase products such as basic grains, sugar, oil, meat, ham, other food items, and materials such as fabric, buttons, zippers and thread for her sewing work.


Martha Reina's story

Mrs. Martha, age 50, lives in Granada city. She is married, has two children, and is a shopkeeper and a tailor. Martha started her tailor's business 15 years ago. This was her first business. Later, she decided to open a small grocery store in order to make an extra income. Since then, she has held down both businesses on her own. They are not very big, but this is how she helps maintain herself economically. She has worked with great determination and dedication in her day-to-day labour.
She is requesting this loan for the purchase of products such as basic grains, sugar, oil, meat, ham, other food items, and materials such as fabric, buttons, zippers and threads for her sewing work. This investment will help her to acquire better basic materials for her work, thus offering a better service and quality to her customers. She has goals such as expanding and improving her sewing workshop, and diversifying the products in her grocery store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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