A loan of $1,125 helped to buy clothing for resale.


Rosario's story

Rosario is 40 years old and is a very hardworking and earnest woman, as well as being happy and friendly. She lives with Esteban, who is a heavy machinery operator, and they have two children, ages 12 and 4. They all live comfortably in a home of their own. Rosario’s business is the sale of general groceries and she has a small store that she runs from her home. There she sells primary needs products to her neighbors. She also sells gelatin treats and soft drinks. She’s been doing this for more than four years and her son helps her attend to customers. What she enjoys is that it generates income, while allowing her to be at home and manage her time to care for her children. The income has allowed her to buy some toys for her children and also buy herself some appliances. On the other hand, she says that she doesn’t like having such a small business. She would like to expand it and stock it with additional products. She wants to add fast food in the evenings, so she bought a sandwich cart.

This will be her fifth loan through MFP and she’s happy about the financial support. She will repay the loan as she has in the past. She will use the 3,000 PEN ($1,125)to buy merchandise for the Christmas season, to include pants, and children’s clothing from Lima.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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