A loan of $575 helped a member to buy flour, chicken, and corn among other things.


Martas Group's story

Martha is a member of the united group Las Martas. She is 47 years old and is a single mother of five children. She is a hard-working, friendly and entrepreneurial person. She started her business 15 years ago. She earns a living selling snacks, a business with which she can help her children get ahead. She gets up at 3:00 a.m. to cook and at 9:00 a.m. she goes out to sell. She works everyday and does it with one of her daughters. Her main challenge is to go out to sell when it is raining since she does not have a means of transportation and problems with the weather affect her daily sales.

With the loan Martha is requesting, she needs it to invest in the purchase of products such as flour, chicken, and corn (fresh and dried) in order to cook her snacks. With the help of this loan, she will be able to offer more snacks to her customers and in this way she will have greater sales and better profits which will help her to support her family.

Her dream is to have her own shop and not go out to do mobile sales and to be able to have her business located in the center of the city so that she can save for when she is no longer able to work and thus have a peaceful retirement. Martha is the second loan requested from FAMA and they have satisfactorily made the payments [on the first one].

In this group: Martha Leticia, Sarai Dezireth, Marta Leticia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mallie Al-Khafaji



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