A loan of $950 helped to buy nutritionally balanced feed for her dairy cows, and staple consumer goods for her business.

Rosa Lucila's story

Rosa, 37, is the single mother of 2 children who are still in school. She has her own house where she lives with her 2 minor children, which is located a rural settlement called "Nueva Esperanza" in the Las Lomas district, which is 30 minutes from Piura province. Rosa lives in the rural part of this district, and in her settlement they lack basic utilities such as water and electricity.

Ever since she was very young, Rosa has been engaged in a number of retail businesses, since her parents impressed upon her the need to be a responsible woman. Over time, Rosa managed to save some money, and she saw a business opportunity to buy 7 dairy cows, from which she now sells milk on a daily basis. She sells to customers who come to her house to buy, and she also goes around the local markets to make her sales. In addition, with the help of her children, she sells chicken and soft drinks from a spot she set up for this business in her home. This allows her to earn extra income to pay for the household's basic needs.

Rosa is always seeking out business opportunities, or opportunities to increase her existing businesses. For this reason, she is requesting a loan for Edpyme Alternativa for the sum of 2,500 Peruvian soles, so that she can buy nutritionally balanced feed for her animals, and in this way increase her cows' production. In addition, she will buy some consumer goods to stock her business.

Rosa and her children have always known how to support themselves, and they have struggled together to improve their living conditions. They have good personal and work references.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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