A loan of $925 helped to purchase wood, sand, and sawdust.


Rosalinda's story

At her 34 years of age, Rosalinda works hard alongside her husband. She has 3 children and together they live in their own home. She has had a brick and shingle factory for the past 6 years. It is a business that she has on rented land. She always makes sure to have clay-rich soil, the basic material used in the making of bricks, and to supply herself with other essential materials, such as sand and sawdust. She always works all day long to increase production. The best and most profitable season is the summer, and winter, on the other hand, is not. All of her family participates in the business and they also hire help to keep strengthening the production of their family business. She considers her business to be profitable and she likes the work, despite it being so labor intensive. It generates enough income to improve her finances. She has plans to increase the size of her factory to increase production. She has been with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) for many years in a group setting. She remembers the moment when she was invited by a neighbor to join the group and participate in the group loan. Their group has diminished in the number of members but the group remains strong and trustworthy. She will invest the funds in the purchase of necessary materials for production, including wooden plants, sand, and sawdust.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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