A loan of $1,175 helped to buy rice, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, condiments and sausages.


Rosamira's story

45-year-old Rosamira is a very friendly and entrepreneurial woman. She has been married for a number of years and is the mother of four children who are 26, 23, 17 and 4 years old. She lives in her own home together with her husband and their four children who are still dependent on her and her husband for their food and education. Rosamira's business is selling groceries and drinks. She owns a very busy store in her home where she sells a range of different household staples such as rice, sugar, eggs, oil, milk and drinks such as soda, juice and beer. She has been selling drinks for 16 years but has only had her grocery store for one year. She also occasionally sells regional meals. She always has the support of her children in all her business activities. They help her to serve her customers, buy her products and carry out other tasks. What Rosamira enjoys about her work is that she is able to be with her children and is always able to take care of them and keep an eye on what they are doing. Also, because her store is very busy, she always enjoys good sales which are reflected in her daily profits. She hopes to continue consolidating her business and making progress in her work. This is Rosamira's 6th loan from MFP and she is grateful to those who make it possible for her to access the loan because it will make her feel more certain about making progress in her work. For her part, she pledges to make her repayments on time. She feels very happy with her community bank and feels that she has their support. Rosamira will use the 3,000 soles she has requested to buy products with which to stock her store. She will buy the goods which are in most demand such as rice, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, condiments, sausages, etc. She will also stock up with drinks, buying beer and sodas in greater volume so that she can continue making sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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