A loan of $225 helped to buy tables, chairs and utensils.

Bertha's story

Bertha, 40, is a hardworking, enterprising woman. She’s divorced from the father of her children and lives in her own house with her two children who are 28 and 23 years of age. Bertha’s activity is selling fast-food like ‘salchipollos’ [fried potatoes with fried chicken], Broaster-style chicken and fried wings; she also has a grocery store. She likes her work because it makes it possible for her to earn income to cover household expenses because in the past she suffered an accident that prevented her from working in a firm. When she recovered she needed to have an occupation and she decided to start this business. Seeing that it was profitable she decided to continue with it to date. Now, very much wanting to continue growing and expanding the business she wants to open a restaurant at home.

This is her second Kiva loan so she’s grateful to get the financial support that will help her continue forward. She will use the requested 600 new soles to buy tables, chairs and other cooking utensils like pots, spoons and dishes to better equip her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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