A loan of $600 helps to buy lotions, cosmetics and clothing to sell.


Esperanza Carolina's story

Esperanza completed high school. She is a mother to one son, who currently studies at the community school. Esperanza's partner is works in a prison.

For four years, Esperanza has made a living selling lotions. She learned the trade through a friend, who encouraged her to start this work. In order to sell her products, Esperanza travels across the city, going from door-to-door. She works from 8am to 2pm.

Esperanza will use this loan in order to buy lotions, cosmetics and clothing to sell.

Esperanza dreams of having a larger business to generate the necessary profits to improve her quality of life and, simultaneously, achieve her dream of seeing her son become a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start and grow their own business.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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