A loan of $725 helped to purchase beauty products.

Merlita's story

Merlita belongs to the “La Libertad” communal bank, District of Picota, Picota Province, Department of San Martín. She is married, 41 years old and mother of 2 children, who are already independent and are her great pride. Merlita is a woman who has overcome many difficulties in her life path. The desire to get ahead has given her good results, and today, with the business she manages, she is very content with her achievements. She began selling cosmetics of different lines such as Unique, Esika, Leonisa and Avon, a business in which she continues today. With this loan of S/. 2,000.00, she will buy beauty products for her stock such as women’s and men’s perfumes, creams, pressed powders, lip pencils, and nail enamel, as well as another case to display her products. Merlita, with her maturity, is an example to follow for many women to start a business and, with perseverance, will be able to reach their dreams. This is thanks to the Movimiento Manuela Ramos, for helping her start her own business and other women to grow their businesses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Towle

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