A loan of $1,025 helped . to purchase food products for her store as well as plastic items and other low cost consumer goods.


Bertalina's story

Bertalina is 57 years old. She is a single mother with three children. She lives in a village in the town of Puerto Cortes. Nine years ago she started her own business selling food products, such as basic grains, groceries, low cost consumer goods and other products such as ropes, plastic items, etc. She has been able to sustain her business with the help of several loans.

Currently, Bertalina is requesting her sixth loan for 20,000 LNP, which she will invest in purchasing products such as basic grains, sugar, butter soft drinks, plastic items and other low cost consumer goods, so that she can keep her business well-stocked. Her goal is to expand her business in order to increase her sales and income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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