A loan of $600 helped to buy merchandise (sweets, eggs, oil and more).

Martha Irene's story

Martha lives with her five children in her aunt's house. She has a shop where she sells staple items such as beans, milk, eggs, bread and more. Martha has had the business for many years and it has given her lots of experience in sales, allowing her to earn high profits. The shop is in her home and is well known to locals in the area. Martha has many customers. The shop is well-stocked and she wants to increase business and invest more. However, she needs capital so is applying for a loan that will allow her to buy necessary items for her shop. She assures us that she will pay off the debt and also says that the loan with provide her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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