A loan of $150 helped to purchase fruit - mango, pineapple, watermelon, papaya - at wholesale prices so that she can increase her profits.

Bernardina Santos's story

Bernardina is 33 years old and is a single mother to Nicolasa, her 12 year old daughter who attends school. Bernardina sells fruit and fruit snacks around the city of San Miguel. She is requesting a loan to purchase fruit (mango, pineapple, watermelon, papaya) at wholesale prices, increasing her profits and helping to cover her family's basic needs. Bernardina dreams of increasing her income so that she can provide a better quality of life for her daughter, who hopes to attend university.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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