A loan of $725 helped to buy clothes in bulk.


Bertha's story

Bertha is 57 years old. She is hard-working and persevering. She is married to Victor and has two children, both of whom are now independent. Bertha lives comfortably in the house that she owns. Bertha sells clothes for men, women, and children. She travels to Lima periodically to buy these clothes and then sell from her house or as a street vendor in the markets. She also sells to neighbours and family members. Bertha has been doing this work for six years and receives support, with sales and collecting payments, from her husband. Bertha is a trained teacher and works with young children in the mornings. Bertha likes her business as it has given her good profits. She knows the business well and has plans to open a shop selling clothes in one of the city's shopping districts. With premises, she will not have to walk so much as she looks for customers. This will be Bertha's second Kiva loan and she is grateful for the financial support she is receiving to move ahead. Bertha promises to make her repayments on time. With this loan of 2000 Nuevo Soles, Bertha will buy a greater variety of clothes in bulk.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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