A loan of $425 helped purchase cosmetics.

Berta Hilda's story

Señora Bertilda P. is 24 years old and lives with her husband and son in the neighbourhood of San Pedro in the municipality of Ticuantepe. Her husband is in the transportation business and also helps with household expenses. They are responsible for the care of their one-year old son. They plan to buy a piece of land and build their own house since currently they are living with Bertilda’s mother. For the last two years Bertilda has been selling cosmetics and through hard work she has managed to establish a successful business. The biggest difficulty she faces is the lack of financing. With this loan she plans to buy a variety of merchandise for her business as the Christmas festivities will bring increased demand for her products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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