A loan of $600 helped to buy chicken and guinea pigs, as well as nutritionally balanced food to feed her animals.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 49, is an admirable woman. Some four years ago, her husband with whom she had three children, Luis, Estefania and Andrés, passed away. She now looks after them in her mother's home, where she has lived since she was born. Rosa tackles problems with a lot of optimism, even though she feels sad about the loss of her partner.

Every day, she seeks God's blessings for her business whereby she sells guinea pigs and chicken which is providing her with good profits as she has regular customers who constantly look in the wholesale market where she brings her goods to sell. During national holidays, Rosa sells meat, "That’s where I gain larger profits." Despite the widow's allowance she receives, she continues to work as the money doesn't stretch far enough; after all, her children are still young and are studying. This is why she plans to increase the number of animals she owns to continue meeting her objectives.

Rosa once again promises to meet the repayments. She also likes being part of her communal bank as all the members are responsible and supportive people. Rosa will invest the money to buy chicken and guinea pigs as well as nutritionally balanced food for her animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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