A loan of $1,125 helped to buy spare parts, lubricants, batteries and other car repair accessories.


Martina's story

Martina, 56, is a single mother; she has three children and lives in the municipality of Puerto Cortes. Martina has a business that’s a shop selling spare parts, oil, lubricants and batteries for vehicles and motorcycles. She started the business 30 years ago and states that she’s done quite well and that she has her own customers. She says that income from the business is generated daily because her products are in high demand for vehicle maintenance and she hopes to continue getting better sales so that profits will be better. She’s asking ODEF for her third loan in the amount of 21,000 lempiras to buy better spare parts, oil, lubricants, batteries and other accessories to sell. With this investment she hopes that the business’ profitability will be better offering her customers quality products for the vehicles. Her goal is to continue working to attain economic stability to help her children continue with their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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