A loan of $525 helped purchase beauty products & a display case.

Estali's story

Sra. Estali is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Cucardas II”, which is located in the District of La Banda de Shilcayo, San Martín Province, Deparment of San Martín. She is 48 years old, married, and has 5 children of whom 2 are still dependents. Estali is a woman who has overcome many difficulties in her life and her desire to get ahead has led to some success. Today she is satisfied with that she has achieved through her business.

Estali sells different brands of cosmetics such as Esika, CyZone, and Avon. With this loan of 1500 soles, she will purchase beauty products to add to her inventory such as perfumes for women and men, crèmes, pressed powders, lipsticks, and nail polishes. She also plans to buy a display case for exhibiting her products.

Because of her maturity, Estali is an example for other women to follow on how to start a business and persevere in the pursuit of one’s dreams. She is very grateful to Manuela Ramos for helping her start her business and supporting other women who want to grow as entrepreneurs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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