A loan of $1,000 helped to buy grocery products for her business.

Bertha's story

Bertha is a longtime client who has been working in the communal bank "Leo" since 2004. This group has been through 12 loan cycles and has demonstrated punctuality and responsibility in making its payments. Now Bertha is separating from the group and requesting an individual loan. She lives close to her business, which is located in the neighborhood Villa Victoria. Bertha is very pleased to have been chosen for the Kiva program, because she feels that she will benefit greatly from the loan that will be granted. She has a business selling food in her own place; she gets up very early to prepare the food, so that she can sell it to the drivers and passers-by in the same neighborhood. Bertha is separated, and with the income from her business she covers the expenses for her 3 children. This loan will be used to buy grocery products for her business so that she can increase her income. She is a very hardworking person who is grateful to the institution for the support provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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