A loan of $525 helped to travel to Lima to buy hair color at wholesale.

Jessica Esmeralda's story

Mrs Jessica Esmeralda V. P. is 32 years old and lives in the Salaverry district, province of Trujillo, department La Libertad in Peru. The member belongs to the Community Bank "Las Empresarias al Exito II (The Businesswomen Toward Success). She has completed technical studies in cosmetology, lives with her partner and has 2 school age children who financially depend on her. The associate sells cosmetics and also cuts, colors, and styles hair for her neighbors, friends and family members. She used her first loan of 300 New Soles to purchase 2 pairs of scissors, a hair dryer and hair dyes.
She is planning to use this loan of 1,500 New Soles to travel to Lima to buy hair color at wholesale and thus be able to increase her income. Jessica dreams of having her own beauty center in her home and therefore be able to work more peacefully.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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