A loan of $375 helped to buy crates of tomatoes and bell peppers.

Berthe's story

Berthe is 45 years old, divorced, and mother of two children that still attend school. She also has one other dependent. She has been a merchant at one of markets for eight years already. She sells fresh food (tomatoes, bell peppers). She has many customers, but her capital does not allow her to buy enough goods to satisfy her customers. This is to because the amount of goods she buys with her funds no longer meets the demand of her customers due to being constantly sold-out. Therefore, she would like this loan to buy crates of tomatoes and bell peppers wholesale, which will allow her to meet the demand of her customers and avoid losing sales. This will also lead to an increase in sales and thus her profits. The profits will help her to pay for her children's school fees and she will also save to reinvest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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