A loan of $750 helped to buy meat, yuca wraps, disposable items, and a display case.

Rosa's story

Rosa, 45, earns her living making and selling butifarras, a handmade sausage made with pork and seasonings and served with wrapped yuca. It's a family business that she started in 2004. She learned from her cousins who are very famous in their town for the quality with which they make their product. Rosa belongs to a butifarras-makers' association in Soledad, a town known for making this kind of sausage. She sells directly to local customers and referrals, through which she has gained a steady clientele.

Rosa works every day from 7 in the morning until 10 at night. Her goal is to beef up her working capital and grow sales and earnings to bring in more family income. He biggest challenge is obtaining the working capital she needs to improve infrastructure and reach her goal for success. She is currently seeking a Kiva loan, her first with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which she'll use to buy meat, yuca wraps, disposables, and a display case. With this investment the business will improve because Rosa will boost working capital and increase sales and earnings, which is her goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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