A loan of $325 helped to buy merchandise such as shampoo, perfume, makeup, creams, etc.


Rosa Elena's story

Rosa is a 25 year old woman. She lives in the city of Ica with her spouse and 3 children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a kind, hardworking person who with her spouse puts all of her effort into getting her family ahead. Lamentably, Rosa wasn't able to study a profession, but she would have liked very much to do so. In her free time, she likes to share happy moments with her family. With much hard work and enthusiasm, Rosa started her small business selling beauty products. She starts her work early every mroning. She can work approximately 10 hours a day and she thinks it is going well for her because of her dedication and the good service she gives her customers. Rosa is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, sonce thanks to their help, she can buy her merchandise, such as shampoo, perfume, makeup, creams and other beauty items. This way, Rosa's business will be better stocked. She hopes to increase her sales and acheive her dream of seeing her children have great professional careers and good men.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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