A loan of $625 helped to purchase materials to improve her rooms for rent.

Rosa's story

Rosa belongs to the Communal Bank “Women Bound for Development”, and she lives in the Morales District, San Martin Province, Department of San Martin. She is widowed, 54 years old, and has 3 children: 2 girls and 1 boy.

Rosa dedicates herself to renting out rooms, and with the aim of expanding her business she puts a lot a work into continuing to get ahead and reaching the goals that she has set for herself.

She tells us that she had previously relied on the support of her husband, and when he passed away she suffered greatly but never allowed it to defeat her. She had to move forward alone to provide her three children with an education and to fulfill the goals that she set for herself. Little by little, she continued improving and building her rooms to then rent.

Today she feels very happy with what she has accomplished, and generates her own monthly income.

Currently she has 5 rooms that she rents to students and university lecturers; this is very convenient given that she lives near the university. At present she continues in this same business located in her own home.

With this loan of 1,800 PEN she will purchase construction materials, such as: 2 cement and sand bags to improve her passageway, and paint to improve the decor.

Rosa has charisma, is happy, and is a friend to her clients, she has their trust and they are punctual with their payments. She comments that the Manual Ramos Movement as organization helps women to develop and progress with the same opportunities as men.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño

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