A loan of $1,450 helped to purchase merchandise for the end of the year.

Martha's story

Martha is 56 years old and lives in the Alto San Pedro area of the city of La Paz. She rents and lives alone. She has one son, who is an adult.

She has worked selling dishes for six years. She travels to Oruro where she obtains her merchandise. She sells in her area and has a fixed customer base. She also travels to Los Yungas where she drops off merchandise her customers have ordered. Over time, she saved money and with her small savings, she started her business selling dishes. She is a single mother and educated her son alone since he was born with money from her own work. Currently she is still generating income from her business.

Martha plans to use this loan to purchase dishes to increase her merchandise and have a little more income from the holidays at the end of the year. As for her experience, she wants to improve her income. She has a payment attitude and is enterprising in administering her income and her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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