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Total loan: $10,000

Bertha

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Orlando, FL, United States / Housing

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A loan helped obtain a new roof for her home, which will greatly improve the safety of their home while helping her rebuild her credit history.


Bertha's story

Bertha is a strong, hardworking woman and devoted wife to her husband, Willie. Despite Bertha’s hard work, she was left in quite a stressful situation not long ago. Bertha’s hardship resulted from her 20-year employment being drastically cut. The company downsized and left Bertha financially strapped. Her husband had just retired and this left the couple in quite a financial strain.

The couple fell behind on their expenses and this caused serious damage to their credit. On top of the financial burden, Bertha suffered some medical issues, which further damaged her credit. Despite these setbacks, Bertha remained positive, strong and determined.

Bertha has finally found her calling as a child care director, and she feels that this path she has taken in life is truly fulfilling. Bertha and her husband have recently recovered from their hard times; however, the credit history will take a bit more time.

The couple’s damaged credit has kept them from being able to finance their much needed roof project through a traditional bank, so they have come to SELF and Kiva for help.

Bertha and her husband are concerned about their roof, and replacing it would make them feel much more secure in their home.

Bertha will use her Kiva loan to purchase a new roof for her home, which will greatly improve the safety of their home while helping her rebuild her credit history.