A loan of $1,000 helped to increase her merchandise.


Rosa's story

Rosa, 59 years old, is a very happy and charismatic woman. She lives in a house she inherited from her parents, with her two sons: Ronal, 25 years old, and Pedro, 22. She wants to give them both a good life. Rosa’s day starts very early in the morning, when she opens her kiosk and starts selling poultry. Her business is located at the Cerro Colorado market (a very important market in the city of Juliaca). She is a very persuasive saleswoman, and always manages to put a smile on her customers’ faces. What she enjoys most about her business is chatting with the other saleswomen around her, and her jokes make their long journeys happier ones. She has been in business for 20 years, and finds the hardest part is staying at her site in the market all day. She hopes, in the near future, to have a butcher shop where she could sell her product more comfortably. This is Rosa’s first loan with MFP, and she is happy to have an opportunity to obtain credit. She is a beloved member of her cooperative bank, given she always helps out when needed. She plans to invest half of the three thousand soles she’s requesting into the purchase of more poultry, so she can meet her customers’ demand. She would invest the second half of the funds into her other business, which is making caps/hats.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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