A loan of $925 helped purchase snacks to sell in her bakery because of reasons due to health.

Rosa's story

Rosa V. D. C. belongs to the Community Bank for Women with a Future in the Mache district, Otuzco Province, La Libertad State, Peru. She is 70 years old and has worked in a bakery for more than 40 years. She has one son and three grandchildren. She works with a firewood oven maD. from recycled items and she attains the wood from Marche.

Rosa does not have machines and she works in an traditional way with pans, cans, a table, a roller, blades, and razors. She sells her items at the bakery without any help except for that of her husband.

Her first loan of 300 soles was paid off in 4 payments with which she bought butter, flour, yeast, and more. With this loan of 3,000 soles to be paid in 4 payments, she will buy packaged snacks to sell in her bakery because she cannot do much manual labor anymore due to her health.

Rosa says that she has never abandoned her family for her business yet she has always worked in her house and sold bread to support her family. She is known as the best baker in the neighborhood and she would like to maintain this prestige.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Brittany Thatcher

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