A loan of $900 helped to buy a grill and a tarp cover for her stall.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 55, is a very hard-working woman. She has 5 children but only her daughter Mary, who is a university student, still lives at home with her.

Rosa sells salchipapas (fried chicken and potatoes) from 5pm until midnight. She works hard frying and selling her dishes. Her food stand is located at her doorstep and the business is quite profitable. She usually works alone but her daughter Mary helps out on weekends.

What she likes best about her work is chatting with her customers and treating them cordially. She has been in this line of work for 5 years. Sometimes, she doesn’t sell out all her product and incurs a loss.

For the future, she would like to increase the number of tables and chairs to offer her customers more comfort.

This is her 32nd loan and she pledges to repay in a timely fashion.

She is a cheerful member of her communal group.

She plans to use the requested funds to buy a grill and a tarp cover to provide better customer care.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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