A loan of $525 helped to buy perfumes and creams.

Martha Delia's story

On Isla Trinitaria we meet Martha, who sells clothing and cosmetics in the street. She is 37 and is considered to be a very dynamic and talkative person. From this, an idea arose because her family pointed out that she had the charisma to sell. She began by selling products to see if she would get results, and so it was. Now she sells clothing because it is quite easy to go out with and it gives her more profit. She tells us that her products are of good quality, and she sells the dresses at $25, perfumes at $20, and the creams at $20, taking $5 of profit per product.

Martha is a single mother of one child who is 6-years-old and goes to public school. This is why she fights day to day, traveling through the streets and selling. With the loan she has asked for, she will buy products for her business. In the next few years she hopes to have a small shop in order to be able to spend more time with her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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