A loan of $750 helped to buy cosmetics to expand her sales business.

Rosa Maria's story

Rosa, 33, is single and lives with her parents in their house located in a rural area of Tambogrande district in Piura Department. This area is a known for farming, cattle ranching, and handicrafts. The community only has electricity service.

For several years, Rosa has been selling catalog cosmetics to her neighbors both from her home and door-to-door. Usually, her customers place orders, although she also keeps a small inventory of select products in her home so that she can better meet her customers' needs without waiting until the end of the month when her orders arrive.

She also raises small animals in her house, which she sells once they are fully grown. She uses the income from these activities to pay her personal expenses and help her parents with the family's finances.

Rosa has requested a loan of 2000 nueves soles from Edpyme Alternativa to increase her basic inventory and to buy nutritious feed for her animals. She previously has had Kiva loans that have gone well; she is grateful to the people who supported her then. She also wishes to thank in advance the people who will support this loan request.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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