A loan of $275 helped to purchase an electric mill, necessary utensils, and the supplies to begin to make arepas.


Rosa Emilia's story

Rosa Emilia is a person who has had to pass through great adversities in her life; however, she has always had the strength to move forward and continue providing a good quality of life for her children. She is a single mother and the head of her home with 10 children. Her husband died awhile ago, and Rosa Emilia still wants to guarentee a good quality of life for her children, even though some are already grown and have their own jobs. She still has 3 children that she wants to grant access to a good quality education and provide for their daily needs. In order to generate income, Rosa Emilia has a business preparing and selling meals and since her customers have come to her with requests, she hopes to start making arepas to sell in her municipality. Since she doesn't have much capital for this, Rosa Emilia requests a loan to purchase an electric mill, necessary utensils, and supplies to begin making arepas. Her dream is that her children succeed and with her support can have access to a good quality education. Moreover, she aspires to have a good business that is well-organized and allows her to prosper.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm



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