A loan of $875 helped to buy canned goods, candies, grains, oil, and sugar.


Martha Hermelinda's story

Martha is 46 years old. She is married and her children are grown and married except for one who is single and 18 who lives with her. Martha has helped her parents since she was very young in the business they had, a store. That is how she began to have passion for this business. After marrying, Martha decided to continue in the business, since it is very profitable. She works Monday through Sunday ffrom 7:00 a.m. to 10: 00 p.m. Her son helps her and her husband helps when he has free time. Her husband drives a taxi. With the loan, she is going to increase her products, such as canned goods, candies, grains, oil, and sugar. Martha's goal is to expand her business and make it the best one in the the area. She says she is a very competitive woman and she can do everything she sets out to do.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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