A loan of $900 helped to replace the zinc sheeting on the roof and install a wrought iron gate and new security bars on the windows..


Martha Esther's story

Martha is a young woman who is 22 years of age. She works as a kitchen operator. Since she has experience in this type of work, Martha decided to open a small food stand in her parents’ home where she sells tacos, enchiladas, “repochetas” (pan fried tortillas with cheese), hamburgers, and sodas. She started this business with her own money and the help of her father. Her work schedule varies, but she makes time to sell.

What she wants is to improve the home in which she lives. Martha plans to replace the zinc roofing sheets, the wrought iron gate, and to make new security bars for the windows since the existing ones have deteriorated in the rain and sun. This will give her home a better image for making sales. She will also have better conditions that will protect her parents against crime.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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