A loan of $575 helped to buy beer, sodas, and fruit to make popsicles.

Rose's story

Rose, 34, is a good, kind, hard-working woman who is divorced. She lives with her two children, ages 17 and 4, in her parents' home where her sister and nieces and nephews also live. Rose sells beer, and every Monday she places an order through the distributors she works with. She keeps the beer on ice so that customers can come to her house any time and get cold beer. She is very responsible and only sells to adults who bring their I.D. In addition to alcoholic beverages she also sells sodas, ice and popsicles made with regional fruit.

She still remembers the first day she started selling, and all the fear and doubts she had, but little by little she learned about the business and was able to consolidate it, and now she is a great saleslady and has many customers. Her goal is to establish a soda fountain and in the future become a distributor. But for now she wants to focus on her business and continue growing gradually. This is her second loan through MFP and she is counting on you to help her reach her goals. She is committed to paying back the loan on time and continue being a punctual member as with previous loans. She plans to use the 1,500 PEN loan to buy alcoholic beverages, sodas and ingredients and supplies to make popsicles.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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