A loan of $400 helped buy perfume, body and face cream, beauty products, lipstick, make-up, powder, deodorant, and hair coloring.


Mirsa Elizabeth's story

Mirsa is a hard-working woman. Over eight years ago she was able to set up a small business selling cosmetics. She sells a variety of products like ice cream, smoothie like fruit drinks, and soft drinks. She is 31, married, and has two children. The children are seven year old twins who are in primary school. Her husband works as a driver of heavy transport. They work together to be able help each other and to be able to support their children. She started this small business with the economic help that her mother gave her. Then, she got a loan with Afodenic. Sales have been growing, and she has gotten more customers. With this loan she will buy perfume, body and face cream, beauty products, lipstick, make-up, powder, deodorant, and hair coloring. Her customers place orders because she works with catalogs and with Avon products. She will also buy more ice cream, soft drinks, and pastry. She will do this to increase sales and be able to buy another display case in the future where she can continue offering her products. All of this has been possible with the help of the institution through their payment installments and help to small business people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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