A loan of $300 helped to purchase staple grains, oil, soap, detergent, bleach, toilet paper, canned goods, oats, sweets, bread, and eggs.


Berta's story

Berta is 60 years old and is a single mother with 6 children. She makes a living as a shopkeeper, and owns a small grocery store. She lives in the city of Estelí. Berta started her grocery store 10 years ago but had to close it for a while due to an illness. However, she reopened her store two years ago and things have gone well, since most have her old customers have returned. Berta is asking for a loan to purchase staple grains, oil, soap, detergent, bleach, toilet paper, canned goods, oats, sweets, bread, and eggs.

Berta will also use the loan to make her business more profitable by making and selling nacatamales (Nicaraguan tamales) and tortillas.

Berta hopes to restock her business and improve her earnings so she can repair her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson


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