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Total loan: $1,075
Lima, Lima, Peru / Food
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Rosa is 52, and she lives with her life partner, José. He is a mechanic. She also lives with her two children. Jhony is 28, and Khaty is 22. Her oldest daughter, Jessica, is 27 and has her own family. For 12 years she has worked in her mini-market. She set it up in her own house. Rosa opens her store at six in the morning, and it is open until eight or nine at night. During that time she gets very good earnings. She always tries to stock her store with her customers’ necessities. Many times when she has to leave to buy merchandise or for something urgent, her daughter, Jessica, helps take care of the store. She cannot close her store because it is very busy. It produces good income. That is why Rosa is thinking of expanding her store for the next school season (March and April) and selling bookstore materials. In the future she would have a larger, better stocked store. Rosa is the president of her communal bank, Cristo Morado. She has always organized her group well. They are more than a group, they are a big family. With the money she is asking for she will buy rice, sugar, ten boxes of drinks, and school supplies for the school period.
Translated from Spanish by Ginny Kalish, Kiva Volunteer