A loan of $325 helped to purchase bedding, cosmetics such as creams, lotions, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, hair dye, lipsticks, and lip gloss.

Reina Maritza's story

Reina Maritza V. has been engaged in the sale of bedding, cosmetics and American clothing for a year. She and her husband have 4 children, 2 are in the secondary school and one of their daughters is in the university. With the income that she generates from the business she contributes with her husband to the household expenses. Her husband works in agriculture (cultivating corn and beans); part of his output is consumed by the household, the rest is sold in order to cover the production costs and the profits are invested in the education of their children. Maritza is requesting a loan to purchase products to supply her business and in this way improve her sales in order to obtain better earnings.

Reina lives in the community of Santa Cruz, in the municipality of El Paraiso. El Paraiso is located 27 kilometers from Danli.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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