A loan of $625 helped purchase cosmetics to sell.

María Blanca Rosa's story

María Blanca Rosa C. D. G. is 35 years old and lives in the town of Sensuntepeque, located in the Department of Cuscatlán. She lives with her husband, who works as both a farmer and a mason, and their two children, ages 7 and 5. María offers beauty products such as crèmes, make-up, and perfumes through a catalog. She sells her products as a traveling merchant, presenting them to her neighbors and other people who live in different parts of town. María tries to hold demonstrations in front of as many people as possible in an attempt to increase her sales.

She is requesting a loan so that she can buy more products, and as a result, offer a greater variety so that she can attract more customers. For María, improving her business is of great importance because this is the means by which she meets her household expenses. Like every good woman, she wants to proviD. the best for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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