A loan of $300 helped to buy vegetables, corn, meat, and soft cheeses, etc.

Sonia Bertalina's story

Sonia Bertalina, age 45, lives in her own house with her life partner and their children. She sells typical snacks, ‘atol’ [corn-based beverage], empanadas, pastries, and ‘pupusas’ [stuffed corn tortillas], among others.

She has had the business for several years, and this has rewarded her with a lot of sales experience. This allows her to get better income. She does business in a place that is very good for commercial activities. She has a lot of fixed customers who prefer her. This is because everything she sells is first quality at reasonable prices and because, most of all, she provides excellent service.

Sonia is an enterprising woman with a great desire to get ahead. She is always on the lookout for new opportunities that will allow her to achieve the success she so desires.

Like all good merchants, she wants to make her business grow and make a new investment. However, in order to do so she needs financial backing. That is why she is requesting a loan from Integral. The loan will allow her to buy vegetables, corn, meat, and soft cheeses, etc.

Sonia Bertalina has good payment references and is very responsible. She assures that she will be able to repay the loan. She is confident that she will give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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