A loan of $1,600 helped to buy goods for her general store such as paper, laminated posters, clothing, etc.

Rosa Agustina's story

When she first arrived in the neighborhood that she currently lives in, Rosa set up a small business. She bought a display cabinet and some stands and started selling laminated posters, exercise books and other miscellaneous products. She works alone in her business, from 8.00am to 10.00pm. She says that at first there was a lot of crime in her neighborhood and not a lot of productivity for her business. However, gradually these conditions have improved and her business is now going very well. Her dream is to expand her business so that she can meet the needs of the customers who visit her store every day. Rosa says that she would also like to fix up the house where she lives with her husband who is currently out of work. This is her dream. Rosa would like to use her loan to buy products for her store: papers, laminated posters, clothing, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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