A loan of $575 helped to buy a big mirror and a piece of furniture for her hair salon.

Matilde Gloria's story

Matilde is a 57-year-old woman who very much enjoys cooking, especially "Adobo de Chancho." Matilde has always wanted to excel in life and come out ahead through her own efforts, and this is why, when she left school and couldn't find any opportunity to become a cosmetician, she decided to look for another way to get ahead.

Currently Matilde works selling food in a hotel. She serves 7 permanent customers and among them they have been commenting about how well she cooks. This is why she trusts that with time she'll be able to provide more dishes to more customers. Also she has shown that she crazy about cosmetology because even though she hasn't taken any classes she has learned to do hairstyles, cut hair, dye, among other things. She offers this type of service on some occasions to people who live in her area. Since this is her great dream she decided to open up new paths for herself such as cosmetology. With the help of Kiva lenders she will be able to buy a big mirror and a piece of furniture to keep all her combs, clips, rollers, etc at the same time she wants to invest in the purchase of some groceries, rice and sugar and in this way increase her profits.

Her great dream is to be able to buy some beauty salon equipment and in this way become a cosmetician recognized in the city of Ica, the place where she currently lives.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren

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