A loan of $300 helped pay for maintenance on her vehicle.


Rosa's story

Rosa is 64 years old. She lives with her 67 year old husband, José. They have two daughters who are independent and have their own families. For over five years she has been renting and managing her automobile. At the start her husband worked for a taxi company, and Rosa needed to participate in this business. Her husband was able to buy an automobile with some savings. From then on she devoted herself to the administration of the business. At the beginning she left the care of the automobile to two drivers. They took turns; one worked by day and the other at night. The only drawback was that in time their misuse caused a break down. Now she only works with people who take care of the vehicle as if it were their own property. They also need to be punctual and honest with the payment for their daily work. In the future she would like to buy more automobiles and have a small company. This is her third loan with MFP. She has always been known to be timely in making all of her payments. She plans on using the requested loan to refurbish her vehicle. This will leave it in optimum condition so that she will be able to generate more income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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