A loan of $800 helped to buy toys and cosmetics.

Graciela Guadalupe's story

Graciela S., 37, is married and has 5 children; their ages range from 1 month to 22 years. Her children study in public elementary and secondary schools. Her main source of income is the sale of cosmetics like perfume, hand creams, colognes. She chose this line of work because she likes sales. She works afternoons from 3:30-6:00 and her mother helps her with the sales. She has a profit margin of 50%. For example: she invests US$ 300 and earns US$ 150 profit. With the financing she plans to buy beauty products and toys for the Christmas season. Her future goal is to finish her house and to have a wider selection of beauty products to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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