A loan of $525 helped to buy catalog products to sell, such as lotions, creams, clothes, and cosmetics.


Rosa Emerita's story

Rosa is 41 years old and is somebody who did not have the chance to study, as her parents did not have the possibility to provide her with an education. She has a husband who works in agriculture. They have three children -- two of them are in school and another one has his own home. Rosa only lives with her two children and husband.

Rosa has worked for three years selling tortillas in the market. As she could not find a job because she cannot read, she asked a friend for work and this friend gave her a tortilla stand. It takes her 25 minutes to get to this job, as she walks. Rosa also sells catalog products, which she offers after finishing work at the tortilla stand. She works at the tortilla stand from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

She is requesting this loan to buy catalog products to sell, such as lotions, creams, clothes, and cosmetics. She places the orders and sells the products later to people who like them. What she sells most are lotions and hair dyes, which give her a larger income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sergio Echeverri



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