A loan of $400 helped to buy cosmetics to sell.


Rosa's story

Rosa is 42 years old and is an enterprising woman with a desire to get ahead in life. She is married to Julio, and they have three children. They all live together in the house that they own. Rosa sells cosmetics by catalog, visiting her friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to take orders for perfume, jewelry, and clothes. She does this from home too, where she had set up a stall displaying all the products that she has. Her daughter helps her out by selling some of the products to her friends. Rosa has been doing this for more than three years and the business is doing well. What she likes about her job is that it enables her to contribute towards the household income. In the future, she hopes to set up a small, well-stocked boutique in her house. This is her second Kiva loan, and she has many hopes for the future. For this reason, she pledges to be punctual with her loan repayments. With the requested amount of 1000 soles, Rosa will buy products by catalog such as perfumes, talcum powder, deodorants, etc. because they are on offer right now and she wants to have them in stock to be able to maximize her profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh


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