A loan of $175 helped to buy materials needed for her manicure service.

Karina Veronica's story

Karina is 22 years old, single, and lives with her parents and two brothers in the district of Paiján, located in the province of Ascope in the La Libertad region. They are located two and a half hours from the city of Chiclayo, capital of the Lambayeque region.

Karina is a young woman who has set herself the task of helping her family to progress in life. When she left secondary school, she began to study secretarial skills at an institute in the city of Trujillo (capital of the La Libertad region) and she also studied cosmetics. She had the opportunity to begin work as a secretary for the town government of her home town and took advantage of the opportunity to make connections with various people with an eye to starting work in her second profession - cosmetics.

Currently, the town government has contracted her to work for them and she spends her time working in this institution and also offers a manicure service from her home. She tells us that even being a secretary has opened many doors for her and her greatest desire is to have a beauty salon where she can attend to the customers who currently come to her home.

Karina wants to work hard and with passion to achieve her objective. The quality of her work has made her well known and the number of customers who want her manicure service keeps increasing. She want to add some materials that will enable her to easily develop the profession that she most enjoys, and for this reason she is requesting her first loan of $175 from Edpyme Alternativa.

The income that she hopes to earn will be used to help her family and to cover her personal expenses. Her acquaintances and friends consider her to be a happy, responsible, and enterprising young woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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