A loan of $550 helped to purchase snacks.


Rosa's story

Rosa F. S.

Rosa F. is a member of the community bank named "Valiant Women", located in the district of Calleria in the Ucayali region. She is 62 years old. Her first loan received from Manuela Ramos (Kiva Field Partner) was use to set up a small kiosk from where to sell sweets and snacks.

Four years have passed and she has received other loans from Manuela Ramos and she has kept reinventing back into the business. She is able to contribute financially with her husband. Her husband works independently as a construction contractor.

The previous loan in the amount of 1500 soles was invested in the purchase of a box of cookies of various flavors, 1 bag of caramels, 1 box of gum, 1 box of cigarettes, 5 cartons of soft drinks, 2 packages of bathroom tissue, and 1 bag of detergent.

Rosa is thankful to Manuela Ramos and for the trust imparted up on her by her community bank. These loans have translated into her ability to support her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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