A loan of $350 helped buy sand and cement to manufacture blocks in order to build a house to rent and reinforce her family's income.


Marta's story

Marta is 47 years old, is a farmer for a large company and works from 06:30 to 15:00. She lives with her longtime partner and has 6 children from this relationship, only one of whom still goes to school as the others are of age. She also supports 2 grandchildren who live with her. She plans to buy sand and cement to manufacture blocks in order to build a house to rent and reinforce her family's income. She already has two houses which she rents out. In future she plans to expand the house where she lives by adding another room. Marta says she will pay her monthly dues on time and will request further loans to fund her future plans.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles


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