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Bertha is from San Juan de Loro, in the Sandia province. She first became a mother at a very young age. Since that time she has been buying and selling second-hand clothing, which she buys by packs in the town of Juliaca, and sells in the Rinconada mine, where her husband works.

Currently Bertha lives with her two young children in Juliaca. She wanted to stay at home longer to look after her children, so Bertha took on the business of raising cuyes (guinea pigs.)
She would like to buy more cuyes to make her business grow; she is asking for your help to make this happen.
With your support, this young woman's project and her children's future will bloom.

Translated from Spanish by Maria B., Kiva volunteer

Bertha es natural del distrito de San Juan de Loro, provincia de Sandia, tomó la responsabilidad de ser madre a muy corta edad, desde entonces se dedica a la compra y venta de ropa de segundo uso, mercadería que adquiere por fardos en la ciudad de Juliaca y la vende en la mina Rinconada, lugar donde su esposo trabaja obrero. Bertha actualmente vive con sus dos menores hijos en la ciudad de Juliaca. Con el fin de estar más cerca de sus pequeños y estar al pendiente de sus necesidades decidió dedicarse a la crianza de cuyes, negocio con el que desea crecer, Bertha pide tu apoyo desinteresado para aumentar la cantidad de sus animalitos.Apoyemos a esta joven madre a concretar sus proyectos y forjar el futuro de sus hijos.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 131
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  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Bertha purchase of cuyes (guinea pigs) to raise and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009