A loan of $925 helped to buy merchandise such as women's and men's clothing.

Cristoalina Bernard's story

Cristobalina is a 74-year-old widow who is humble and hard-working. She lives alone with a great-granddaughter who she sees as a daughter. Her husband passed away eight years ago. Since then, she saw the need to work from home to earn income to support herself. She started a grocery store and started raising animals. Currently, she needs a loan to invest in selling women's and men's clothing. She has a room in her house that she uses for sales. Her customers are her neighbors, family, and members of the congregation she attends. She has many customers because she doesn't have competition in her community, since it's rural. Her granddaughter helps her with domestic work and the business.

This is the third loan she is requesting and she wants to invest in buying a variety of clothes to offer to her customers. From her previous loans, she has been characterized as a good payer. Her goal is to succeed and grow. She needs to feel busy, which is why she does various productive activities that allow her to complete her goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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