A loan of $600 helped to purchase dairy products (cheese, cream, and butter).


Marta Iris's story

Marta Iris O. Guzmán is a 42-year-old, married, small businessperson. She has four children, two who are already grown, one in primary school, and one in secondary school. For the last twenty years, Marta has sold dairy products (cheese, cream, and butter) in the municipal market of the city of Bluefields.


The products necessary for Mrs. O.'s business are provided by suppliers from other regions of the country. As the suppliers are intermediaries, Marta's profits are minimal. So, she hopes to go purchase supplies directly from the producers and in this way obtain their products at a lower cost.


This small business has already been the beneficiary of two prior loans from Kiva lenders, and Marta attests that this support has enabled her to improve both her business and her personal life.


She is requesting funding to purchase:
200 pounds of cheese (to be purchased for US $220), 150 pounds of cream (at US $0.90 per pound), 125 pounds of butter (at US $1.00 per pound), and 100 pounds of cream cheese (to be purchased for US $120).


Please note that the photo above is of Marta's husband Margarito Torres, as Marta was sick the day the photo was taken and was not able to be at her place of business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer k vickery



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