A loan of $350 helped to buy coffee, eggs, sweets, and other goods to stock her store.


Martha's story

Martha, age 63, has always been a very hardworking woman who's always pushed herself to improve her life. She lives with two of her children who work and both have a university education, thanks to Marta's efforts. Now, they help her out with the household expenses. For fifteen years, Martha has been self-employed, selling day-to-day basics like food items, cleaning products, sweets, etc. Currently, Martha is hoping to grow her store further, which is why she's seeking a loan with INTEGRAL. With the loan, she will be able to buy a greater quantity of various items, including: eggs, sodas, juices, french bread, baked goods, candies, snack foods, coffee, and other goods that her customers are looking for. With this loan, Martha is quite confident that she will be able to achieve higher earnings and get ahead in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff



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