A loan of $500 helped to buy clothes for both gentlemen and ladies, as well as basic goods such as oil, milk, eggs, and beans.

Rosalva's story

Rosalva is 44 years old and lives with her family, made up of her husband and three children, Karla, Alba, and Manfredi. The first two study in the university and the last, a 16 year old, is in high school. Her children also help out by attending to the business. They are the ones for whom Rosalva fights and works hard day after day to try to get ahead. She is a determined person, and through her efforts wants to propel her children to be professionals so that they have greater opportunities in life. Currently she has a store where she sells basic goods like eggs, oil, and cooking grease, among other items. Her husband also has a car wash business. Together they are a very responsible, hard-working pair. Rosalva's store is located within her own home. She would like to expand it, meaning sell things like clothes, shoes, and other products she doesn't currently have which her clients ask for. For this reason, she is requesting this loan through INTEGRAL; to buy both men's and women's clothes, as well as more basic food goods like oil, milk, eggs, and beans. She is sure that with the earnings gained she will be able to pay back the loan on time and give her family a better life.

Rosalva de 44 años vive con su grupo familiar conformado por su esposo, 3 hijos: Karla, Alba y Manfredi, los primeros dos estudian en la Universidad y el último de 16 años estudia el bachillerato, sus hijos también colaboran con la atención del negocio. Ellos son por quienes Rosalva día a día lucha para salir adelante y trabaja duro. Es una persona luchadora que con esfuerzo quiere impulsar a sus hijos para que sean profesionales que cuenten con mejores oportunidades de vida. Actualmente posee una tienda donde vende productos de primera necesidad como huevos, aceite, manteca, entre otros; su esposo también posee un negocio en el que lava carros. Constituyen una pareja muy responsable y trabajadora. La tienda de Rosalva esta ubicada en su misma casa y desea ampliarla, es decir, vender otras cosas como ropa, zapatos y otros productos con los que aún no cuenta y demandan sus clientes, es por eso que solicita a INTEGRAL un crédito para comprar ropa de caballero y señorita, y así también con articulos de primera necesidad como aceite, leche, huevos y frijoles. Está segura que con las ganancias obtenidas ella logrará cancelar el préstamo a tiempo y dar a su familia una mejor vida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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