A loan of $625 helped for merchandise.

Bernarda's story

Bernarda is a member of the “Esperanza y Fe” (Hope and Faith) communal bank in Independencia. For 20 years she has gone out daily on her three-wheel vehicle to sell magazines, newspapers and products that the same newspapers offer on special sale (promotional items like special collections, CDs, special editions on cars and motorcycles, etc.). Her husband helps her when he doesn’t have work since he works independently as a bricklayer.

Bernarda will use the loan to buy merchandise, primarily collectionables. Her dream is to have a permit soon for a place to set up the kiosk she has stored. She has already made the necessary requests and is only waiting for the final location to be assigned to her. Support from Fondo Esperanza has been very helpful for Bernarda both economically and in business training.

Independencia is one of the 34 communes that make up the city of Santiago (capital of Chile). It is located in the center-north sector and is noted for its buildings of medium height. The Chilean Indigenous Cultural Center can be found here as well as six other Chilean historical monuments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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