A loan of $850 helped to renovate her place of work by buying basic materials and a new cooler.

Martina's story

With her last CrediKiva, Martina purchased maize, meat, chicken and eggs, and carried out some maintenance to her stove and her cooler. Now she is in a less stressful situation, because everything is in good working order, but she still has hopes to improve her position. Her current goal is to achieve a more comfortable environment for herself and her customers, so she is asking for a loan to renovate her place of work. She will buy basic materials and a new cooler to increase her refrigeration space, because there is not enough space for currently her meat and vegetables. With this investment she will feel much more positive because, little by little, she is managing to bring her business to the appropriate standards for handling food; the meat will be properly refrigerated and she will also be able to obtain discounts for buying in greater volume, something which guarantees the success of her investment. Her message to Kiva's lenders is the following: ' Your support is very important. You are giving help to small business owners so that they can move forward and achieve their dreams of giving a good life to their families.'

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Brown

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