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Elizabeth is a Peruvian immigrant who has been in the U.S. for about 10 years. Elizabeth was working as a medical representative when she was first introduced to Avon. Being the fashion-savvy woman she is, Elizabeth was attracted to the business model and started selling Avon part time.

Before she knew it, Elizabeth’s clientele grew exponentially! Capitalizing on her entrepreneurial drive, Elizabeth recently opened her own boutique where she sells Avon, jewelry, and cell phone services. Elizabeth is with her husband, Samuel, in the photo of their boutique above. Elizabeth has learned the ins-and-outs of Avon and has become an expert in selling beauty products.

Now Elizabeth wants to take advantage of the opportunity to be her own boss and a successful entrepreneur. This loan will allow Elizabeth to market her business in more magazines and at more events, and realize her potential as a businesswoman.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City Newark initiative in partnership with the Intersect Fund. Kiva City Newark is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.

About The Intersect Fund

The Intersect Fund (IF) is a rapidly growing, nonprofit microlender and a certified Community Development Financial Institution that equips entrepreneurs in low-income areas of New Jersey with the skills and capital they need to build profitable businesses. Since inception, the organization has served more than 500 entrepreneurs. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to impact an even greater number of entrepreneurs in New Jersey and help them boost their incomes.

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 18
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  • $12,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $6,400 helped Elizabeth to advertise her boutique.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 13, 2013