A loan of $1,200 helped to buy perfume, creams and makeup.


Luz Maria's story

Luz C. is 33 years old. Her brick home is located in Paraíso, an area just outside the city of Guayaquil. Her husband has worked as a mechanic for 10 years, and they have 2 children who study in a public school. Luz started 4 years ago with $100 selling creams and perfumes. Now she works as a Yanbal salesperson, selling perfumes, creams, and makeup through a catalog. She works 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon; one of the drawbacks is that she has gallstones, and it causes inflammation when she walks a lot. With the loan she wants to buy perfumes, creams and makeup so that she can have everything that her customers ask for. In the future she wants to be a Yanbal Director so that she will be able to win a car as a prize, and so that her children can continue to study.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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