A loan of $700 helped to buy spices like sesame, red pepper, guaco chili, annatto, garlic, laurel leaves, and black pepper, among others.


Marta Lilian's story

She is a very hard-working, honest, and sincere woman. Her biggest wish is always to improve herself in order to give her family the best. She lives with her family, and together with her husband she puts forth great effort so that her humble household never goes without their daily bread. Nevertheless, they still have needs, things that they lack. She is used to struggling to get out of poverty and make good her talent for business. She has never given up because of life’s adversities. Her will to succeed is enormous. She now sells spices in a well-known area of the country. Every morning she sets out walking and going through the streets selling the different spices that there are. She also has a small store in her house, where she sells the little that she did not manage to sell during the day. She wishes to increase her sales, and that is why she approaches Integral to request a loan. This way she will be able to sell spices that she currently does not have. These include sesame, red pepper, guaco chili, annatto, garlic, laurel leaves, and black pepper, among others. She hopes and trusts in God that she will soon be able to increase her sales. This way she will have complete assurance that her children will lack for nothing in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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