A loan of $650 helped to buy ingredients for refreshments preparation.

Rosario's story

Rosario, 32, is a member of the "Mujeres de la Colina II" communal bank located in the Banda de Shilcayo district, San Martín province, San Martín department. She lives with her partner and is the mother of two children, both of whom are students and still dependent financially on her. Rosarito, as she is affectionately called, sells snacks like: juices, juanes (a type of banana-leaf-wrapped tamal), tamalitos, arroz chaufa (a fried rice dish similar to Chinese fried rice), chicken and rice, candies, sweets, chifles (fried plantain), canchitas (popcorn), soft-drinks and juices, from her home. She has a well-equipped area and daily she is well received by her customers. She tells us that she started herself with an investment of 300 new soles. She continues with the same business and she relates that she does well daily. With this 1,800 new sol loan she plans to buy ingredients for her prepared items such as: sacks of rice and sugar, kilograms of chicken, crates of eggs, dozens of oil, and cooking utensils to provide quality service. She feels very good to continue selling her refreshments. She is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for contributing to her meeting her goals and having her dreams come true.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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