A loan of $1,125 helped to buy three beds each with a mattress and bedclothes.

Berenice's story

At 68 years old, Berenice B. P. - a native of the city of Medellín - is an entrepreneur who, through a lot of effort, has managed to get ahead in life and acquire the basics she needs to survive. With untiring energy (she is single, doesn't have any family and needs to make income) Berenice decided to set up in her home a guesthouse for students from other towns and cities who need a place to live and somebody to take care of their clothes and make their meals.

Although her working day is exhausting, Berenice feels happy to be working and looking after herself as well as providing a service to the students who don't have a place to live.

Berenice hopes to continue providing this service. She needs a loan to buy three beds, each with a mattress and bedclothes, so that she can expand her furnishings and thereby be able to provide more tenants with accommodations. This will allow her to increase her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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