A loan of $1,075 helped to buy beer, ‘panetones’ [a type of sweet bread], and basic needs products..


Rosa Cruz's story

Rosa Cruz, age 51, lives with her husband and children in the Zaña district. The population there works in agriculture, commerce, and with livestock. It is one hour and forty-five minutes from the city of Chiclayo on the northern coast of Peru.

She has a small grocery store where she sells beer, ‘panetones’ [a type of sweet bread], and basic needs products.

She has requested a loan for 3,000 soles to stock her business. This way she will generate greater income for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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