A loan of $1,200 helped buying grocieries.


Rosse Mary's story

Rosse Mary is 54 years old and was born in the city of La Paz in Bolivia before she came to Cochabamba where she lives in the Villa Esmeralda development.


She left the city of La Paz for her daughter who suffers from epileptic attacks; the climate of La Paz was not helping her recovery. She has three children, one who has already left for university and the others who go to high school although she lives alone because her husband stayed in La Paz to work since if he left he would not be able to help with the education of their children.


Mrs. Rosse Mary has a store in the neighborhood where she lives. Rosse Mary had left her job in La Paz and couldn't find work here in the city of Cochabamaba. She had been a secretary but because of the poor economic state of the country and her age she was sure she would be unable to find work. In order to have an income and be able to help out with the household without depending entirely on her husband she decided to open a store even though the profits are not large.


She needs a loan in order to increase the store's merchandise and increase the variety of products she sells in order to have more customers when they see that the store is complete. If this happens she will be able to stay with her daughter and always be able to help her because she is afraid that her daughter is suffering and cannot count on help from her mother, because the school knows about Ana's problem.


Rosse Mary is a very responsible woman, very hardworking, and dedicated to her children. Her dream is for her three children to finish university and be able to reach for a better future. She gives them all she has both economically and spiritually to teach them to be good people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Coffman



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