A loan of $975 helped to buy mores stock merchandise for her store.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 56, is a hardworking woman who very much wants to get ahead. Her spouse is Jorge and they have six children who are all independent adults now. They live in the house they built on the lot they bought together.

Her activity is selling groceries in general like rice, sugar, oil, noodles and others; she also sells soft-drinks and snacks. To do so, she has a store installed at home. She started it over three years ago because she needed to earn additional income. She used a bank loan and some capital of her own from savings to buy merchandise in small amounts succeeding in making it grow and expand. She likes her business because it allows her to stay home and gives her the peace of mind earning income provides; besides she can use her free time to care for her home.

This is loan #4 with MFP and she feels grateful for the financial support to make her plans a reality so she commits to make her installment payments like she’s done with previous loans. She will use the requested 2500 new soles to buy groceries at wholesale looking for the best prices in order to earn higher profits. She believes that with more variety and larger amounts her store will continue to be well-received.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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