A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase a refrigerator for her small general store, as well as stock familiar every day items. The income from this store enables Rosa to support her two children.

Rosa Emilia's story

Rosa is a person known for her charisma and her fighting spirit which has enabled her to get ahead in her life. Rosa comes from a very poor family, and now she is a single mother responsible for 2 children. Their father has never provided support for them. With the objective of supporting her family, Rosa opened a small general store a few months ago. She would like to grow this business and is requesting a loan to purchase a refrigerator and stock her store with familiar every day items. Rosa hopes her income will grow considerably. This would give her more money than she used to earn when she worked at a company for many years for very little pay. Rosa's dream is that her small store will grow and the increase in income will enable her to provide a good education for her children, and a better quality of life. She also hopes to help improve the quality of life for her mother, who is still very poor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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