A loan of $1,500 helped to buy clothes and dentistry materials.

Martha Ines's story

The Mujeres Unidas communal bank meets every two weeks in the Jipijapa canton. It is known as the Sultana of Coffee, because of its extensive coffee crops which have an incomparable flavor. It is also known for its cuisine and for the warmth of its people.

This is where Martha lives. She is 44 years old, married, and the mother of two children. They are grown and got to college. Her husband is a dental technician.

She is a housewife who is taking out the loan for herself and her husband to use at work. She sells clothes via catalogue door to door. She has been doing. She has been in this business for more than 10 years and she likes it because she feels useful and her earnings can help her children with their education expenses.

This loan is to buy clothes and dentistry materials for her husband's work. She has been in the communal bank for 16 years and she likes the seriousness of the other members of the group.

Her dream is for her children to have good careers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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