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Total loan: $625
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Bertha Claudia

Nicaragua
Chinandega, Nicaragua / Food Stall

A loan of $625 helped to buy basic grains, oil, and a cooker to make her delicious food faster.


Bertha Claudia's story

Berta Claudia, 45, is single and has one child. She is originally from Chinadega Department in western Nicaragua. At night, she sells food that is popularly called "fritangas", considered to be the country's fast food, like enchiladas, tacos, tajadas, and asados, as well as less traditional fast food like hot dogs, hamburgers, and instant soups. In the mornings, she works giving people beauty treatments in their homes. She is a very hard-working woman and she knows that her time is very valuable and she needs to invest it in her businesses. She started the business five years ago. It was an inheritance from her mother, who was one of the best cooks in the area. She works hard because she wants to remodel her home in the future. She is asking for this loan to buy basic grains, oil, and a cooker to make her delicious food faster. Currently she only has a small rustic stove. She is very grateful to Kiva lenders because they have given her this opportunity to move forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones



Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: March 26, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: March 26, 2013