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Total loan: $300
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Martha Estela


A loan of $300 helped to buy chickens and laying hens, since those she has have surpassed their useful lives and she has to buy hens and chickens and also part of the money will be invested in the purchase of bicycle parts since her husband has started to offer this service, which will bring them a new income for the family.


Martha Estela's story

Martha,24, is a person with excellent principles and values, which have brought her to be a woman well-recognized in her community. She makes a living doing housework in her home and she makes a living raising and selling fattening chickens. Martha lived and grew up with her parents who were very humble and hard-working people who also made a living selling chickens and eggs since they worked in their own laying hen farm. Her family consisted of three siblings of which she was the oldest meaning that she had to help with the chores around the house and the farm. Martha makes a living doing the domestic activities in her home, which she learned from her parents, since she was 12 and she also makes a living raising fattening chickens and selling eggs since she has a farm with 50 laying hens and 50 fattening chickens. She has been doing this for over 10 years and will continue to do it since it has become the principal source of income which gives them profits to satisfy the basic necessities of her children. Her husband joins her in this activity during the afternoons, since in the morning he works in agriculture. The money will be used to buy chickens and laying hens, since those that she has have surpassed their useful lives and she has to buy more hens and chickens and also part of the money will be invested in bicycle parts since her husband has started to offer this service which will bring them new income for the family. Her dreams for the future are to have a farm with better equipment and get a new loan to buy an incubator and in this way have more income, to support the education of her son, and to support her husband to improve the equipment in his shop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Livingston Sutro



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 11, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: August 11, 2014