A loan helped to buy more quality inputs and veggies such as tomatoes, onions and cabbages to sell at the local market in order to increase the income of her family.


Berta's story

Berta is a 32-year-old Mozambican woman. She lives in Messica, Manica Province, with her husband and their five lovely children.

Berta is a brilliant entrepreneur woman in her community. She leads a Women Saving and Loans Group in her community which allowed her to have some finance management skills.

Berta also attended iDE finance education and business management training sessions, where she learned how to manage her business better. Berta has a circle of smallholder farmers in her community, where she is responsible to supply them with good inputs and after the harvest these smallholder farmers sell the products back to Berta. This circle of business helped Berta to completely repay her first Kiva loan.

Currently Berta is supplying fresh veggies to Manica District Health Centre and the demand has been increasing from time to time. Thus Berta needs to buy more quality inputs to supply to her circle of smallholder farmers in order to allow them to produce better crops, so that Berta can continue to supply high quality veggies to the Health Centre.

This is why Berta is requesting a Kiva loan for a second time. She plans to build her own shop so that she can sell more inputs to a huge number of smallholder farmers.


This loan is special because:

It allows farmers access to new markets and agricultural resources.



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