A loan of $375 helped buy hair tints.

Lidia's story

Lidia, age 48, lives with her life partner and father of their three adult children. They live in the San Franscisco area, which is in the Ayachucan jungle. They have their own house there.

She is characterized as being a hard-working and tenacious person. She has been working as a hairdresser for 22 years. The months of July, October, November, and December are times when she gets the greatest earnings due to the dates of the holidays they celebrate in her area.

She generally works by herself. But, during the holiday season she needs helpers as her daily routine is from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. But, she is not content with it. In the future she plans to expand her hair salon. She will introduce new washing machines and hair irons. She will do this to gain more customers. At the same time she offers haircuts, weavings, and perms at lower prices than her competition.

This is her first loan with MFP. She promises to fulfill her payment obligations. She is grateful to the institution for the ease of the loan that they offer. She will use the requested money to buy tints for all types of hair. With the rest of the money she will get beauty magazines.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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