A loan of $925 helped to buy perfumes at wholesale prices.

Kelly's story

Kelly is 49, a very joyful and enthusiastic woman. She is a teacher that currently works in her profession, in addition to this she sells perfumes. She is separated, lives at her own house with her parents, her two brothers, her oldest son and a visitor that is living there temporarily. Kelly's business consists in the sale of perfumes, she buys them through catalog and sells them personally to her friends and acquaintances giving them credit for 15 days. She has done this activity for more than 5 years and it's going really well, she does this alone. She considers that her business is profitable because of the demand her products have and the got earnings she makes. She likes this work because it leaves an extra income for her and this way she improves her economy, gives her some free time and allows her to be a known person in the social circle that she is part of. She considers the business profitable because she has several orders and has loyal clients who buy her products periodically. This is the 6th loan with Kiva and she is thankful for the financial support she gets to keep going, she also commits to make her payments punctually. With the loan requested of 2,500 PEN she will buy perfumes through catalog of different presentations at higher volume and lower price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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