A loan of $900 helped to increase merchandise (buy cosmetics).

Maria's story

Maria is a charismatic 37 year-old woman. Her husband, Martín, is 41 and is a longshoreman. Together they are working to improve the lives of their 3 children: Jonatan, 16; Marcia, 15; and Samir, 4.

For 9 years, Maria has sold beauty products. She is very dynamic, and in spite of having small children to care for, she gives time to her business. Her business has many advantages, such as having the freedom to schedule her own work hours and being able to sell from the comfort of her home where she has a glass display case. Her friends and neighbors always visit Maria to see the new products that she offers, and in this way she manages to make very good sales. Although it is tiring when she has to go collect the payments, she puts great desire and enthusiasm into it, since she knows that the money she obtains will be invested in the purchase of more merchandise with which she can increase her sales.

For the future she wants to enlarge her business and have a general store where she can offer all types of accessories, cosmetics and other novelties that would interest the public.

This is her 8th loan with MFP, and she has proved to be very responsible with her payments. With the money she requests now she will buy a greater quantity of cosmetic products such as shampoo, perfumes, powders, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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