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A loan of $1,250 helped to purchase fruits and vegetables for his store.


Bernardino's story

Bernardino is from the city of Santaní. He is 38 years old, married to Maura, 33, and they have two children, who are small, but who are the couple's reason to struggle for success.

Bernadino has a business selling fruits and vegetables at the town market. He occupies two stands. He has a fixed customer base, good income, and good business and personal references. He is a hardworking man and an excellent client.

He is asking for this loan to purchase fruits and vegetables to stock his store with products to be able to continue giving his customers the quality they expect from him.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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