A loan of $675 helped to buy juice, carbonated drinks, bakery items, bulk grains, oil, and other products.

Marta Elena's story

Marta is fifty years old and runs her own business of selling meals and fried foods. Her business is located in the hospital center of San Rafael del Sur. She has been working in this position for six years. Her customers are wage-earning people in the area, or patients that are searching for medical services in these medical centers. Her daughters help her in this business.

She is known as a person of good payment habits. The money granted to her will be returned with all the interest payments.

She also gives thanks to the organizations like Kiva that have helped many individuals with an enterprising vision to achieve their dreams, which is in some cases, to just be able to sustain their families.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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