A loan of $775 helped to purchase rice, sugar, eggs, milk, noodles, vegetables, and others.

Rosa's story

49 year old Rosa is a good woman. She is kind and hardworking. She has been single for many years, but she has 4 children who she raised alone and with much strength. She lives in her own house with her youngest daughter of 15 years, since the others are independents. However, they always offer the necessary support to afford the household expenses. The primary occupation of our friend Rosa consists in the sale of groceries such as rice, sugar, milk, eggs, oils, and some regional products such as plantains and vegetables. She has a small shop which she has established in her house, and from there is open every day from early on. All that she offers to the public she renews daily, purchasing wholesale in the city marketplace. She selects the freshest and healthiest vegetables. She works alone the majority of the time, but occasionally her daughter helps her when she has to do some errands outside of home. She has done this work for about a year and she likes the convenience and ease with which she is able to generate income in her own home.

She really likes what she does because the dividends that she obtains from the sale of her products, she is able to afford the academic expenses of her daughter and can also cover the basic necessities of her household. Later, she hopes to expand her small shop so that she is able to offer more items and her earnings will grow. This is her 4th loan with MFP. She is very grateful for the loan opportunity that they offer to her, and for the financial backing that she needs to get ahead. She promises to pay her monthly payments punctually, and to continue working with great responsibility together with the members of her communal bank.

With the requested loan of 2000 soles, she will purchase more staple products, such as rice, sugar, eggs, milk, noodles, vegetables, and others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bloss

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