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Before selling food in her home, Rosa made a living by selling sandwiches at a bus stop. Even though the stop was close to her house, taking the sandwich cart there and returning it to her house was very tiring. She stopped doing this because at night she had terrible back pain. She needed to educate her 11-year-old son, though, so she opened the doors of her home to start selling food. She happily had clients who knew her, so she never lacked anyone to make food for. In addition to selling food in her house, she also delivers orders to those who need them. In this way, she stays busy all day. Nevertheless, she is looking for a way to construct a restaurant where she can receive more clients and have the opportunity to give her youngest son a college education. He is the only person who lives with her.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Antes de vender comida en su casa, Rosa se dedicaba a la venta de sandwiches en un paradero de autobuses. A pesar que quedaba cerca a su casa, el llevar ella misma el carrito sanguchero a su destino y regresar con el a su casa la cansaba. Termino por desistir de continuar en ello, pues por las noches sentía un malestar terrible en su columna.
La necesidad de ver estudiando a su hijo de once años hizo que hace dos años abriera las puertas de su casa para empezar a vender menúes. Felizmente contaba con clientes que ya la conocían, así que nunca le falto a quien servir.
Además de vender en su casa ella también lleva a pedido a quienes lo requieran. De este modo, se mantiene ocupada durante todo el día. No obstante, ella busca la manera de construir un restaurante donde pueda recibir más clientes y tener la oportunidad de darle estudios universitarios a su menor hijo, que es la única persona con la que vive.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Rosa to begin construction on her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009