A loan of $600 helped to buy more fruit.


Rosa's story

Rosa has a business selling fruits, such as apples, grapes, passion fruit, oranges, tree tomatoes, and others. She and her husband sell her products from a truck. She began in this business 12 years ago with her savings. Before this business, she had a small restaurant in the market. Because of renovations in the market, which were being done by the city, they lost their spot there. Rosa sells fruit on her route every day of the week from 6:00AM until 6:00PM.

Rosa needs more capital in order to buy more fruits. Her sales have increased and the working capital she has isn’t enough to allow her supply her business with more products.

Rosa is 43 years old and has one married daughter; she has no dependents. With the improvements the city was making, she also lost her land and her house. She was relocated to another piece of land in a different neighborhood of the island. Due to this situation, Rosa had to construct her house. This created expenses, and her working capital was reduced. Rosa has faith that with her loan, her income will increase and she will be able to continue improving her house, which still has a dirt floor.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.



Rosa tiene negocio de venta de frutas de manzanas, uvas, granadillas, naranjas, tomate de árbol y otros. Recorre sus productos en una camioneta junto con su esposo. Se inicio en este negocio desde hace 12 años con ahorros de ella. Anterior a este negocio tenía un comedor en mercado el mismo que por readecuación dada por municipio de la ciudad, tuvieron que ser desalojados. Rosa realiza su recorrido todos los días de la semana desde las 6: AM a 18: PM



Rosa necesita mas capital para poder invertirlo en comprar mas frutas. Sus ventas han aumentado y su capital no le permite poder surtirlo con más productos.



Rosa tiene 43 años 1 hija que ya esta casada y no depende de ella. Con las readecuaciones dada por municipio ella también perdió su terreno y vivienda. Rosa fue reubicada en otro terreno en sector diferente dentro de la isla. Con esta situación Rosa tubo que construir su vivienda y esto genero gastos y su capital se fue bajando. Rosa tiene la fe de que con el crédito sus ganancias se incrementaran y podrá dar algo de ellas para seguir adecuando su vivienda ya que aun su piso esta en tierra.


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