A loan of $1,500 helped buy a house.

Rosalinda's story

Rosalinda, 41, is a very hard worker. She lives with Victor, her husband of 23 years. They both have 8 children, but only live with 4 of them in their own house located in the annex of Ahuaycha. She owns various houses. Her motto is “hard work”, so she doesn’t rest. She has several lines of work that help her get ahead. In the morning, she bakes bread in the artisanal oven she built. She has a baker who helps them. With their car, her husband transports the bread to various townships in the area. They also own an omnibus that provides public transportation on the Acraquia-Pillo route, two townships that are well-travelled for economic reasons. They hired a driver from that area who administers the earnings with his son. That business does very well because there is almost no competition.

During the day, her daughter-in-law tends to the grocery store that they have in their house and where they sell everyday items. As well as the animals that they breed, they have big and healthy corral chickens that they sell at every possibility. They also have 100 pigs that they distribute in diverse small houses, separated by adobe according to age and sex; after fattening them up, they cook the meat and sell it as “lechon” (suckling), a food that is consumed in this area.

This is the 4th loan from MFP, where she is happy to receive the financial support to get ahead with her business. She promises to meet her payments. Also, she’s happy to be a part of this association because all of the members are responsible and supportive. With the loan, Rosalinda will invest in the purchase of a house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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