A loan of $300 helped to purchase clothes and shoes.

Martha Melissa's story

Martha is a 28-year-old married woman with 2 children who are 1 and 4 years old. As a psychology student four years ago, she decided to take up a business venture as a merchant simultaneously with her studies. She did this through the promotion of her products, using specialized guides, in order to contribute to the household expenses, which up until that point where being supported only be her husband. Her business allows her to undertake various tasks as mother, wife and student as well as domestic chores. Her goal is to achieve the completion of her psychology studies and above all to strengthen her business as a store specializing in clothes, boutique style. Martha is always looking out for the opportunity to grow her business and offer her customers the best option, especially pricewise. Because of this, her customer base grows more and more and her cash turns out to be insufficient to provide a timely response; this is why she has turned to a Kivacredit, her first loan, which she is doing with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy clothes and shoes to please her fixed customer base, especially in the carnival season that is approaching, in which they wish to dress in accordance with the festival, which will make her investment achieve the expected success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville

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