A loan of $650 helped will buy 6 boxes of ballpoint pens, 4 dozen notebooks, 3 dozensof luster paper and will fix the copy machine.

Martha Luz's story

Martha belongs to the Nuevo Eden (New Eden) Communal Bank, located on #441 Jr. Aguaytia, Yarinacocha district, Coronel Portillo province, Ucayali department. She is 49 years old, is the mother of 2 grown-up children ans she is married. Her husband works as a professional photographer. With the first loan that she received from Manuela Ramos of 300 soles (Peruvian currency) she decided to invested in selling stationery and school supplies.

Currently, she is dedicated to sell stationery and school supplies and has a copy machine at home. This business proviD. her earnings that allow her to pay her loan back on time.

With this loan of 2,000 soles (Peruvian currency), which will be paid back in 4 months, Martha will buy 6 boxes of ballpoint pens, 4 dozen notebooks, 3 dozens of luster paper, fixing the copy machine, etc.

Martha feels happy with everything that she has been able to accomplish. Thanks to the support of the communal bank her economic stability has improved.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Ramirez-Gregg and fa

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