A loan helped to buy corn, logs and a hotplate to sell tortillas.


Rossana's story

Rossana is 37 years old and studied up to ninth grade. Her husband has a bicycle repair workshop and they have two teenage children who are studying.

For many years, Rossana has earned a living working in other people's homes as a domestic assistant and she did it as she needed to support her husband. Also, she now sells tortillas at weekends and so she obtains an extra financial income.

She needs a loan to buy corn, logs and a hotplate to sell tortillas.

Rossana's dream is to have a mini-shop in her home, she hopes to take good care of her children and make good use of the earnings from her work to pay the loan back.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Donna Davison.


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start their own business.



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