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Total loan: $300
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Rosana Ruvelinda

Peru
Peru / Grocery Store

A loan of $300 helped buy groceries for her store.


Rosana Ruvelinda's story

Rosana Ruvelinda G. S.

I have three minor children. When I was ten, I sold fruit with my mother from a stand that she bought. In time, she gave me her business so that I could generate my own income. That is how I only had to bring the merchandise from the fruit market (avocado, apple, passion fruit, eggfruit, and bananas) and sometimes fruits from our farm. I also worked cleaning houses. I had to stop selling in my business because I needed to take care of my last baby.

After four months I decided to set up a space in my house to sell groceries. I used the money that I had saved to do so. Initially my merchandise was ¼ dozen detergents, ½ dozen oils, 2 dozen milk, ½ dozen tuna, 1 dozen soft drinks, ¼ dozen salt, and a sack of sugar. My husband did not like the idea because he wanted a larger business with greater income. Now he is the one who drives me to get ahead. I know that with my effort I will make my store grow. The earnings that I get I use to better set up my store.

I need the loan to buy fruit, diapers, toilet paper, rice, sugar, and milk. In the future, this will support my children’s education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: November 12, 2009

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: November 12, 2009