A loan of $700 helped to buy groceries and to have her photocopier serviced.

Martha Elena's story

Martha Elena is 41 years old, married and has three dependent children. She lives in her own home, in Tambogrande district, in the north of Peru. She receives basic services (electricity and water).

Martha has slowly managed to develop her store where she sells groceries, drinks and candies. She has also been providing a photocopying service beside an agricultural institute for more than 15 years. She has shown her ability to identify business opportunities and to work hard. She works in her own home every day and has an established customer base. She has good stock levels.

Martha is requesting a loan to buy groceries such as rice, sugar, oil, basic household products, accessories, etc. She will also have her photocopier serviced. She is well known in her area and already has an established customer base.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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