A loan of $1,125 helped to stock her grocery business.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 49, is a single mother and has 4 children who she has raised alone. She and her youngest child, a 16-year old girl, live in a house that they own. Rosa's other children are grown and living away now, but they often help their mother with household expenses. Rosa operates a grocery business and sells everyday products like rice, sugar, milk, eggs, cooking oils, snacks, etc. She operates the business from her house and meets her customers there. She buys everything she needs for each day from a wholesale market in the city, choosing only the best brands and the freshest produce. She usually works alone but her daughter fills in at the store when she has to go out from the store. Rosa has operated the business for a year and says that she is glad to have found a way to earn an income working from her own house. She is applying for a S/.3000 soles loan and says that she is grateful that people are willing to back her business and give her the opportunity to grow and develop it. She is committed to repaying the loan on time and says that she will use it to buy rice, sugar, eggs, milk, pasta, vegetables, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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