A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy snacks, soft drinks, bread, ham, cheese, etc.


Berkis' Group's story

Berkis is the coordinator of Grupo Mujeres en Victoria 1 & 2, a group of 10 businessmen and women who sell clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and other things. Some sell on foot and some have their businesses in their homes.

Berkis has had her business for 13 years, a cafeteria where she sells snacks, soft drinks, and fast foods like sandwiches. She started this business with a loan she got, and since then she has supported herself, first always reinvesting part of her profits, and for three years, investing in her business the loans she got from Esperanza Internacional. This is her seventh loan.

Berkis will use this loan to buy snacks, soft drinks, bread, ham, cheese, and other things. With the reinvestment of her profits and with other loans, she hopes to be able to have a stable business with good earnings that help her buy a piece of land and build her house, and, later, rest more and work less.

Berkis is the mother of three children, two of whom live with her.

In this group: Berkis, Epifania, Yaneli, Rosa, Carlo*, Juana, Jose, Ruth, Maricela, Devora
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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