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Berta
Berta is 60 years old and is a single mother with 6 children. She makes a living as a shopkeeper, and owns a small grocery store. She lives in the city of Estelí. Berta started her grocery store 10 years ago but had to close it for a while due to an illness. However, she reopened her store two years ago and things have gone well, since most have her old customers have returned. Berta is asking for a loan to purchase staple grains, oil, soap, detergent, bleach, toilet paper, canned goods, oats, sweets, bread, and eggs.

Berta will also use the loan to make her business more profitable by making and selling nacatamales (Nicaraguan tamales) and tortillas.

Berta hopes to restock her business and improve her earnings so she can repair her house.
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Berta, 60 años de edad, madre soltera, tiene 6 hijos, de oficio comerciante, es dueña de una pulpería, habita en la ciudad de Estelí. Su negocio de pulpería lo empezó hace 10 años pero por un tiempo lo cerró debido a que enfermo. Pero hace dos años que la abrió de nuevo y le ha ido muy bien pues la mayoría de sus clientes antiguos volvieron a su pulpería. Ella está solicitando financiamiento para comprar granos básicos, aceite, jabón, detergentes, cloro, papel higiénico, enlatados, avenas, dulces, pan , huevo.
Además para hacer más productiva su venta ella elabora nacatamales y tortillas. Pues su aspiración es lograr tener surtido su negocio y mejorar los ingresos para componer su casa.

About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 115
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,803,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Berta to purchase staple grains, oil, soap, detergent, bleach, toilet paper, canned goods, oats, sweets, bread, and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 26, 2012
Listed
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013