A loan of $575 helped to buy more newspapers.

Rocio's story

29-year-old Rocío is a hard-working and determined woman. She is also cheerful and friendly. She is separated from her children's father and lives in her own home together with her two children who are 7 and 5 years old. Rocío's business is selling newspapers. She gets up very early in the morning and heads to the printer's where she buys her newspapers which she then sells as an itinerant vendor, in the city streets. She serves her customers in a kind and friendly manner, thereby gaining their loyalty. Rocío has been in this business for more than eight years. Up to now she has carried out her work alone. She enjoys her business as it makes her an income which she uses to provide for her household. She learned the trade from her mother who was also in this business. She considers it to be fairly profitable as it makes her good profits. For this reason, she would like to continue in her business. She would also like to start selling perfumes and beauty products so that she can make more income.

This will be Rocío's third loan from MFP and she hopes to receive your cooperation so that she can continue reaching her goals. Rocío feels comfortable with her community bank because she considers it to be a united and supportive group. She will invest her 1,500 soles in buying more merchandise such as newspapers from other printers'. This will allow her to have a greater variety to sell.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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