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Total loan: $2,000
San Francisco, CA, United States / Retail
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Rosa's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped me to purchase fabric, flowers and buffet items for my party decoration company.
I was born in El Salvador and grew up there as well. When I was in El Salvador, I worked helping a woman in her store. I decided to leave El Salvador in 1988 during the war, because my life was threatened and it was too dangerous to be there any more. I came on a long, long journey to get to the US, and came here in search of a better life. When I got here, I started off babysitting and then worked as a janitor. After that, I worked at a draperies company for years and then started doing housecleaning. Finally, my daughter and I took it upon ourselves to start our own business selling party decorations, and when she sold the business I decided it was time to start and grow something on my own. I am incredibly proud of all that I have done and have big dreams for the future.