A loan of $1,075 helped to invest in materials for her silk screening shop like cloth, clips, ribbon, ink, wood, and plastics.

Bertha Margarita's story

Bertha Margarita is a 53 year-old single mother of two children, ages 33 and 20. Neither of them are under her care anymore, as they both have their own families. Bertha Margarita's business consists of a silk screen printing shop and sound system rentals. She has 12 years of business experience, making berets, costume ribbons, and parade regalia, mainly for civic holidays, graduations, and end of school year events. Also, on the weekends she rents out an entertainment sound system for private parties and school functions. That's Bertha Margarita's daily routine, showing her to be a very hard-working and responsible woman who pays her bills on time and reliably.

Bertha has taken out loans in the past for her business, which is located in her home. She is seeking this loan in order to invest in raw materials to fill the various orders she receives from her customers. The items she uses include fabric, clips, ribbon, ink, wood, and plastics,among others. Bertha Margarita is thankful for the opportunity that Kiva investors provide to people of limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua to earn a decent living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff

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