A loan of $600 helped to buy cosmetics and ingredients for meals preparation.

Dolores Del Carmen's story


Dolores del Carmen P. D. F., 47, lives in Ilopango, San Salvador department, with her husband, who is a carpenter, and their 17-year-old daughter, who is a student. Dolores sells cosmetics from home and door-to-door among her friends and neighbors. She also prepares lunches at home which she has been selling for five years now; this has created a regular customer base.

Dolores is asking for funding to buy a larger quantity of ingredients for her lunches so that she can increase the number of customers served; often, some are unable to buy her lunches because she runs out of them too soon. She also hopes to buy more cosmetics at a variety of prices so that she can attract a wider variety of customers. This fills her with hope that her sales will increase and she will be able to help her husband meet household expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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