A loan of $400 helped buy supplies to start a store.

Rocio Magaly's story

Mrs. Rocío Magaly L. Díaz is 30 years old and a partner in the Santa Elena II Community Bank. She lives at MZ A 39 lote 14 in Manuel Arévalo II in the La Esperanza district of the La Libertad province in Peru.
Rocío completed secondary school but wasn't able to continue her education because she married at age 16. Now she has four children: two boys and two girls. All four of them are students.
Rocío Magaly sells cosmetics, jewelry, and other products from catalogs. She works from home and also travels to continue selling.
Her first loan was for 200 soles, which she repaid in four installments. With this loan she began to sell cosmetics.
Rocío will use a loan of 1200 soles to buy supplies for her future store. She'll repay the loan in six installments.
Rocío dreams of owning her own home and becoming the director of Unic.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bishop

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