A loan helped to buy plantains, milk, sugar, brown sugar, corn, etc. in order to make and sell empanadas and corn pastries.


Berta Isabel's story

Berta studied until 6th grade in school. She is married and her partner works as a mason helper. They have a younger daughter.

Berta has worked for three years making plantain empanadas and corn pastries. She decided to start her business in order to support her partner with the household expenses. Barta is asking for this loan in order to buy plantains, sugar, milk, brown sugar, corn, etc. in order to make and sell empanadas and corn pastries. Her dream is to always have her business and, in this way, be able to obtain the income for her daughter to study.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Edwards.


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start and grow their own business.



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