A loan helped to buy scissors, nail polishes, crèmes, nail files, hair dryers, hair clippers, and other supplies.


Melanie Jamileth's story

Melanie Jamileth is 21 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has an 11-month-old child. Her partner is a hairdresser. They live at her mother-in-law’s house. Melanie Jamileth and her family live in Portoviejo, a city that was affected by an earthquake on April 16, 2016, and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. This city is rich in its production of vegetables, legumes, and tropical fruits for domestic consumption.

Melanie Jamileth and her partner have a beauty salon where they work every day. They offer haircuts, hair coloring, hair styling, manicures, and pedicures. In addition, they offer these services at their home. Melanie Jamileth is working less because she has to care for her baby who needs more attention.

The health crisis was very bad at first because she was not able to work. Now that her business is gradually restarting, she is able to continue generating income. This loan will be used to buy scissors, nail polishes, crèmes, nail files, hair dryers, hair clippers, and other supplies. Her dream is to own a house with a modern salon. She also wants her family to be in good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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