A loan of $1,225 helped to buy basic consumer products such as: rice, oil, beans, candy and clothes, among other.


Berthalina's story

Berthalina is married and she is a mother of two underage children. She is originally from the Chinandega region, in the western part of the country. Berthalina owns a home-based grocery store, where she sells basic consumer products such as coffee, oil, eggs, bread, vegetables, toilet paper, candy, shampoo, and clothes, among other. She buys these products from distributors, and she sells them to her customers either in cash or credit. She also owns dairy cattle and she delivers milk to her regular customers. Berthalina is known for being a responsible woman, a hard worker and a person with a lot of will for personal development. The objective of this loan is to invest in her grocery store to buy a variety of products given that customer demand is increasing. In this way she will be able to offer good prices and good quality products to her customers. Berthalina is thankful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low income individuals from poor countries like Nicaragua, which helps them to have a decent job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Cespedes



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