A loan of $1,125 helped to buy articles for the home, clothing, shoes, purses and lotions to stock her business.

Rosa Argentina's story

Rosa Argentina, 60, has been married for 28 years; she has two children who are 23 and 38 years old and she lives in Las Brisas, Tela.

Rosa is very hardworking and has been selling general merchandise for the last five years. She sells dinnerware sets, drinking glasses, shower curtains, sets of pots, tablecloths, clothes, shoes, perfume, cosmetics, etc. She used to sell cosmetics via catalogue and care for students. Her business is profitable and she earns income to cover household expenses; she also gets additional income from her oldest son.

The loans have helped her a lot to stay well-stocked and fill orders she gets. She has quite a few customers and sales have increased. This is the third loan and she is going to use it to buy items for the home, underwear, shoes, purses and lotions.

She feels very good about having this activity. With profits she’s improved her house, she covers family expenses and her wish is to someday have a vehicle for business use and to provide better customer service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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