A loan of $425 helped to buy clothes, footwear, cosmetics and domestic appliances.

Bertha Adilia's story

Doña Bertha is 40 years old. Her partner is a self employed construction worker, and they have three children. The oldest, who is 18 and already working, studies, and helps them.Their business is selling clothes, footwear, cosmetics and domestic appliances.

She needs this fifth loan to stock up on these goods. The investments she has already made have helped to improve her life, by saving their earnings and making their home more comfortable. She hopes to continue investing in the business and gain more customers.

She also works at a wholesaler there. There she earns more money so that she can break even with the expenses. She wants her children to make the most of their studies and better themselves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Brown

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