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Bertha
Bertha, 38 years old, is single and lives with her two children in her own home made out of adobe. She worked for many years in agriculture including the production of organic chocolate and other crops native to her region. Over the years she became tired of constantly working the fields, and she decided to rent her land and invest the capital that she earned in the opening of a small corner store. Since she had little money, she acquired minimal merchandise at the start, and has been able to grow her offerings through the sale of rice, sugar, cereals, vegetables and other products.

A short while ago she had to pause her work in the store when she fell sick, and she suffered some economic losses during this time. However, being a mother and a very hardworking women, she would now like to open the store again. Her long term goal is to construct a new home with better materials, in order to improve her quality of life. This is her first loan with Kiva, and she is very grateful for the opportunity it provides. With the amount she is asking for, she will be able to buy merchandise to re-start her business, including rice, sugar, vegetables, noodles, sweets, sodas, and other products that her clients demand.
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Bertha de 38 años de edad , es soltera y con una vivienda propia hecha a base de adobe donde comparte sus vivencias familiares junto a sus 2 hijos .Durante años se desempeño en labores agrícolas tales como la producción de cacao orgánico y otros propios de la zona.Con el paso de los años y algo agotada por la constante labor en el campo optó por poner sus parcelas en alquiler y posteriormente invertir el capital que acumuló hasta entonces en la apertura de una tienda de abarrotes.Al contar con poco dinero adquirió poca mercadería logrando ampliarlo de a pocos con la venta de arroz, azúcar, cereales, verduras, conservas y otros.
Hace poco vio necesario pausar sus labores cotidianas puesto que cayo enferma ocasionándole algunas pérdidas económicas pero al ser una madre muy trabajadora desea abrir nuevamente su negocio.Tiene como objetivo a largo plazo construir su vivienda a base de material noble esperando mejorar su calidad de vida .Este es su primer crédito con Kiva , se muestra muy agradecida por la oportunidad financiera brindada .Con el monto solicitado de 3,000 nuevos soles comprará mercadería para reiniciar su negocio tales como sacos de arroz, azúcar, conservas, verduras, fideos, golosinas, gaseosas y demás productos buena demanda entre su clientela.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Bertha to buy products including rice, sugar, and noodles among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 2, 2013
Listed
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013