A loan of $1,000 helped to increase her merchandise/Incremento de mercadería.

María's story

Maria is a working mother. She is 45 years old and she has two daughters who are 15 and 8 years old. Her husband went to Spain to work and give them a better quality of life. This is why, upon finding herself alone, Maria decided to generate some more income, dedicating herself to something she could do from home so as to not leave her kids. She started to sell beauty products, which allows her to earn from her own home. She really like his work because she sells to people she knows; friends, family and neighbours, and she leaves them her products on guaruntee, without falling into dangerous debt. She earns well as for each product she sells she earns 25%. She is a good saleswoman too and with her charisma she manages to convince people to buy her products. In the future Maria would like to have a small shop in her home from where she could better exhibit her products and earn more. This is her third loan with Microfinanzas PRISMA, and she has never been late on payments as she was very responsible like the rest of the group with whom she has good chemistry. With this loan she will buy products in bulk to have a bigger and wider range of stock.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liz Harvey

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