A loan of $625 helped to buy recyclables.

Bertha Alicia's story

Bertha is 47 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. She lives in a suburb of Choloma, Cortes and has been a merchant for more than 20 years. She sells seasonal fruits, cornstalks, tin, iron, junk, aluminum, tires, bronze, etc. She sells the fruit at the local market and the other discards to recyclers. She is asking for her fifth loan of 12,000 Lempiras which she will use to buy discards such as iron, broken items, plastics, etc. to sell. Her goal is to buy a vehicle to be able to work better.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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