A loan of $1,425 helped to purchase materials to create shoes.


Marta's story

Marta is a 39-year-old woman. She has 2 daughters that are 9 and 6 years old. Currently she lives in Callejón San Francisco ,of the municipality of Panajachel, in the department of Sololá. She works in the sale of dress shoes such as sandals and other items. Due to lack of employment opportunities, she decided to learn this skill to pay the family household expenses. Because of her work she is able to generate an acceptable income and earnings. She is requesting a loan of 11,000,000 GTQ to purchase materials such as soles, leather, and insoles to create different shoes. Her dream is to have a store where she can find her shoes and provide better service to her customers. This way she will be able to earn more income to build a house and have a better quality of life for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor



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