A loan of $425 helped to buy a tortilla making machine.

Martha's story

Martha, 42, lives with her three minor children in a house she’s rented for more than 12 years located in the community of San Lorenzo in south Honduras. She’s been making and selling tortillas for the last 8 years.

Martha is asking for a loan for the third time because she wants to buy a machine to make tortillas because she’s tired of making so many tortillas in an artisanal way. Because of this she needs a loan to move ahead with her shop and to rest a bit with help from this machine. Productivity will be higher as well as profits too since she wants to be able to supply more customers to have higher profits.

Her dream is to continue improving and to have a house of her own.

San Lorenzo, Honduras-June, 2012

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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