A loan of $1,100 helped to buy a copier, beverages and snacks to meet the demand of nearby schools.

Silvia Rosa's story

Silvia is 47 years old. She lives in the town of Arjona. She is married and has 4 children aged 13 to 25. She began her business life selling beef. As her business grew she was able to save and little by little buy the equipment to open her present business, an internet cafe. Her daughter had the idea 2 years ago. In this business she offers telecommunication services, internet access, photocopies, printing, etc. At present, she will use her first Kiva loan, which is also the first loan she has received from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy a photocopier, beverages and snacks to meet the demand of the nearby schools. With this, she will increase her sales. Her dream is to increase her income every day to continue increasing her family's wellbeing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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