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Berta is a loan and training client living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

When Berta started her clothing and sheets business, she was hopefully and excited for the possibilities. However, her business remained small and stagnant after sometime in operation. She struggled to reach new customers and never saw much growth. 

About four years ago, she began partnering with Opportunity International. This is when everything changed for her! She used her loans to buy fabric in bulk. This allowed her to increase her product offering and inventory. Soon, she was even saving some of her income. Her increased revenue allowed her to purchase a computer and printer. She used these tools to start a small interne café which became a second source of income. She speaks with affection about her loan officer, saying, “Rosa is famous around here. She is always coming out to see us. Opportunity helps us a lot.”

Berta's main motivation is supporting her family and helping them to build a better life for themselves and their children. All five of Berta's children are either studying or working. The youngest is in college studying finance and is doing a lot to help Berta with the business. Berta dreams of improving her home and helping her kids achieve their big dreams. 

 

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