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A loan of $800 helped to purchase noodles, oil, sugar, and coffee and other stock to keep in her kiosk.

Berta's story

Berta is 27 years old and married. She is now applying for a loan of $800 to improve her business. She opened her kiosk in 2000 with her own working capital of $100. She earns a good income from her business.

Berta will use her loan to buy some stock to keep in her kiosk, including noodles, oil, sugar, and coffee and other stock items. She is a very hardworking woman, and doing business has become her regular activity for the past 13 years. She wants to make her business bigger and improve her living conditions in the future.

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