A loan of $1,000 helped to stock her store.

Marta Lidia's story

Marta, age 59, is an enterprising and tenacious woman who lives with her daughter and two grandchildren in her own house. Several years ago she decided to set up a small business in her home. Her business is a small store, which, with great effort and dedication, she has managed to maintain through the years.

She says that she has a lot of clientele because she always has what the customers are looking for. She dreams of giving her family a better quality of life, and she knows that the only source of income is her small business. Therefore, she is not able to neglect it. Each day she works hard to keep it active.

This is the reason that motivated her to request this loan from Integral. It is to be able to invest in her small store and to stock it with all types of products like rice, beans, sugar, milk, coffee, candy, cooking oil, paper, detergent, and more products that are appealing to the customers. She trusts that this way she will manage to fulfill her dream.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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