A loan of $525 helped to buy firewood, corn, and lime for her business.

Martina's story

Martina, 52, is a single mother. She has a ten-year-old son who depends on her. She lives in a community in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. She has her own house, and has worked for 15 years selling tortillas in her home. Martina sees more than 40 customers who come every day to buy tortillas. She is a single women, and a hard worker who has had to fight to advance her family. She is an example in the community that, yes, it is possible to move forward. Martina is applying for a loan to buy firewood, corn, and lime. These are the raw materials to make the tortillas. With the help of this she intends to increase her income and with the earnings she wants to keep working and improving her house. Her dream is to improve her home and her businesses.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2012.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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