A loan of $1,150 helped to buy spare parts and accessories to sell in her auto repair shop, as well as tools for the service she provides.

Rosa's story

Rosa is 49, and a friendly, very cheerful woman. She is married to Elvis, who is 48, and the father of her five children. Three are now adults and independent, and the other two children, 16 and 11, still live with them.

She has an auto repair shop that she has been running for 15 years. It is located in her home, and many truck drivers come there daily, looking for them to fix problems with their vehicles.

Her partner takes care of the repairs, and she issues the invoices and receipts. They work together, and began to do so when they saw the need to have a stable income to be able to offer a better quality of life to their children.

Since then, they have grown considerably, as they started with a tire repair shop and now have an auto repair shop. Like every person, Rosa has many goals still to be reached, but what she wishes for now is to be able to expand her shop. This is in order to begin to do to engine overhauls, as the payment for this service is greater. For this she needs to make a large investment, and this is why she is working every day with greater determination.

This is her sixth loan with MFP, and she is very grateful for the opportunity and for the trust they have placed in her, enabling her to access this loan. Moreover, she promises to once again pay her monthly installments on time, as she did with the earlier loans she had.

Likewise, she is very happy to belong to her communal bank, as all the members are good, friendly and very responsible.

With the requested amount of 3000 nuevos soles, she will buy spare parts and accessories to sell in her shop, as well as tools, in order to continue to provide auto repair services to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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