A loan of $825 helped to purchase 6 boxes of different brands of cookies, 2 boxes of chocolates, 3 bags of snack food, 5 strips of lollipops, etc.


Rosa Alvina's story

Rosa belongs to the El Paraiso Community Bank, located at Jr. Ricardo Palma Mz. J Lt. 2, in the district of Yarinacocha, province of Coronel Portillo, department of Ucayali. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of 5 grown children. Her husband works as a fisherman. With the first loan she received from Manuela Ramos of S/. 300 she decided to invest in the sale of fruit. She has worked with the community bank for 6 years.

Currently she works selling candy and snacks from her house. Everyday she sells from the patio of her residence, offering excellent service to her customers.

With this loan of S/. 2,500, which will be repaid in 6 months, she will buy 6 boxes of different brands of cookies, 2 boxes of chocolates, 3 bags of snack food, 5 strips of lollipops, etc.

Rosa is a woman who enjoys working for the wellbeing of her family. She is grateful for the help offered by the community bank.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sally Bolton


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