A loan of $725 helped purchase of beauty products.


Maria's story

Maria is 58 years old. She is a happy and kind woman. She lives with her husband Grimaldo (65), who has been her partner all of her live, and she hopes to lead a calm life in her twilight years.

The beauty salon that with so much effort she started as a young woman has provided her with the necessary income to support her family. Now her business has grown a lot and has become one of the most important salons in the city. They have many loyal clients who visit the salon for their hair cuts and styling.

What she likes most about her job is taking care of her clients with care and professionalism. She has worked in this business for 30 years and she thinks the most difficult part is dealing with the chemical smell of the hair dyes, which sometimes make her dizzy. In the future she hopes to turn her beauty salon into a spa where she could offer a broader range of services to her clients.

This will be Maria's first loan with MFP. She understands that she has to make her payments on time if she wants to receive another loan in the future. With the 2,000 new soles from the loan she will buy beauty products for the salon.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King


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