A loan of $400 helped to buy newspapers from different printing houses so she can offer a wider variety to her customers.

Rocio's story

Rocío, 30 years old, is a hardworking and persevering woman who is also very polite and happy. She is separated from the father of her children. She lives in her own house with her 8 and 6-year-old children.

Rocío makes a living selling newspapers. She gets up at dawn and purchases newspapers from printing houses, then walks around the city streets selling them. She is very kind and polite with her customers, so she has earned some loyal customers. Rocío has worked in this business by herself for nine years. She enjoys this work because it is a good way to earn money and it helps her to pay her household expenses. Rocío's mother taught her how to succeed in this work, since she made a living the same way. Rocío considers this a good business because she makes good profits. She hopes to continue in this work and keep saving money to one day begin to sell perfumes and beauty products.

This is Rocío's fourth loan with MFP. She is very grateful to everyone who has helped to make this loan possible so that she can work toward her goals. On the other hand, she is also glad to be a part of this united and supportive group. She is requesting a loan of 1000 Peruvian soles to invest in buying newspapers from various printing houses so that she will be able to offer a wider variety to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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