A loan of $500 helped to open a second store.

Rosa Maritza's story

Rosa is thirty-six years old. She is married and has three children between the ages of thirteen and eight. Rosa joined the community bank “Virgen de Cocharcas” Thirteen years ago with a savings of US $1. Over the past thirteen years Rosa has found support and learned to save and be responsible.

Rosa owns a store located in her house in a small town outside of Ayacucho where she sells food staples such as flour, rice, and sugar. She has owned this store for eight years. Five years ago she was able to buy a photocopy machine with a loan from the community bank that has made her business more profitable. On the weekends, Rosa travels to regional markets to buy grains that she then grinds in to flour and sells. Rosa is hoping to open a second store in the city of Ayacucho.

Rosa needs a loan of 1400 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use together with her savings to open the second store.

Rosa dreams that her children will be successful, and hopes to eventually be able to buy them a piece of land.

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