A loan of $1,450 helped repair her house.

Rosmery's story

55-year old Rosmary is a hardworking person; she and her husband live in Mizque province in the department of Cochabamba. Their children have left home in search of a better life and have forgotten their parents. Rosmery feels abandoned and she also suffers from cancer. In spite of her illness she has to work and look after her elderly husband. They can no longer work very hard.

Rosmery is well-liked and respected in the area where she lives for her dedication to her work and to her husband. She is seeking a loan to make improvements to their house which they built with much hard work.

Rosmery's main source of income is selling food. She needs to improve the place where she sells the food and thus earn more many. She also has medicines to buy on a daily basis. The loan she is asking for will help her greatly to improve her life and health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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