A loan of $3,125 helped to purchase merchandise in bulk and to repay a current loan.

Bernarda Del Socorro's story

Bernarda is 63 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She had always been a stay-at-home mom and depended on her husband economically, but once her children were grown and working themselves, she took the initiative to find an activity to earn her own income. In this way she began selling merchandise such as clothing, shoes, lotions and perfumes. The first products she sold were given to her by her oldest son who lives abroad, and bit-by-bit she invested her earnings from those products into more inventory for the business. Her clientele also grew: in addition to selling to her family members and neighbors, she also had clients in the businesses where her other children work. In this manner she generated sufficient income to cover her personal expenses and to help with household expenses. She ran this business for 8 years, but because she lacked working capital, her business was interrupted.

She is currently requesting a loan to reactivate the business and purchase merchandise in bulk (blouses, jeans, shirts, tennis shoes and other shoes, perfumes, games, etc.) and to pay off the remaining balance of a current loan. This will allow her to have a wide variety of merchandise to satisfy the demand which grows in the month of December. Her advantage is that she sells the name brand products her clients like, which increases her level of earnings. Bernarda, with her perseverance, charisma and good energy hopes to continue working in her business and continue receiving income to spend as she likes. She would also like to buy an apartment in a good location to spend her old age comfortably, at the side of her husband and her sons.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kati Mayfield

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