A loan of $550 helped to buy fruits and vegetables.

Rosa Amanda's story

The loan group called Virgen De Guadalupe meets every two weeks in the city of Charapoto. This place is know for its traditional culture and also for being just a few minutes away from two of the best beaches in the province, San Jacinto and San Clemente.
In this place, we met Rosa, who is 30 years old and has a common-law husband and 5 children aged 15, 11, 10, 6, and 1 year and four months. The oldest is in high school, and the next 3 are in elementary school. Her husband is a merchant.
Along with her husband, she sells fruit and vegetables from their home, where they have had a stall for 8 years. They work there together for the good of there family. They get up early and go to the wholesale market to buy from the farmers who take their produce their from the fields. Later they transport the produce to their stall and sell their customers a good product.
They will use this loan to buy fruit and vegetables to sell. Rosa has been in the loan group since it started, which, as this is a new group, means through just 2 loan cycles. She likes it because it is easy to request loans from the institution. They dream of moving forward in life with their children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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