A loan of $300 helped to buy food products.

Martha's story

Martha, 55, is divorced and has five children. Nevertheless, she lives in her own house with only the youngest of them because the others are independent adults.

Martha makes a living selling food such as bread, tea, eggs, flour, rice, vegetables, and other products. Her store's set up in a space in her house and she has had it for more than three years. She has the help of her children, with whom she's happy to share a job that benefits all of them.

She likes her job because it allows her to use her time to do a variety of activities without neglecting any of them. Selling groceries generates enough daily income to cover her family's expenses. She hopes her businesses keep increasing in size and profitability for her family's welfare and her peace of mind.

This is her tenth Kiva loan. She's grateful to all the people that make it possible to carry out her plans. She promises to make her payments punctually.

With the requested amount of 800 soles [PEN] she'll buy rice, sugar, bananas, and other products wholesale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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