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A loan of $350 helped to buy implements and products for her solon.


Felipa's story

Felipa is a woman who has suffered the abandonment of her husband. However, her daughter, with whom she lives, motivates her to keep going every day. Felipa had acquired the techniques of cosmetology since she was very young, but over time she realized that she needed to prepare herself to do the job like a professional. So, for the past 20 years she has been providing personal beauty services to women. Thanks to time, experience, and savings, she has succeeded in opening her own beauty solon, in which she works every day from 9 in the morning until 8 at night. She really enjoys the time she spends in her business because her clients always walk away beautiful and happy with the results of their visit.

Felipa's ambitions include having a spa in her city's residential area, since most of her clients come from there just to have her attend to them with her very own hands; her work is quite well-known. She is seeking a loan for the first time and hopes that her presence will help her win the confidence of her group and the organization. She plans to use the loan of 1000 soles to buy beauty products and the necessary tools of her trade.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske


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