A loan of $1,500 helped to buy cheeses and eggs..


Bertha Katherine's story

The Community Bank Ciudadela Divino Niño meets every 15 days in the neighborhood of Divino Niño in the city of Manta, a city known for its beautiful beaches, which are very popular at all times of the year. It is also know as a beautiful city with many tourist attractions.

Bertha, who is 22, lives here with her common-law husband and their one-year-old son. Her husband is a merchant.

She is a very good wife who is seeking the loan so that her husband can use it in his business. He travels by car and sells eggs and cheese. Every day he goes to certain places to purchase the cheese and eggs at wholesale, and then he delivers the goods to various shops in the market of Tarqui. He has been in this business for over 10 years. This has enabled him to work with dignity and to provide his family with a better life.

This loan is for the purchase of eggs and cheeses. Bertha has been a member of the community bank for three years, and she likes it because the loans are helpful to her husband. Their goal is to have their own shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert


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