A loan of $800 helped buy beauty products to resell.


Marisela's story

Marisela, 20, is a hard-working young woman who lives with her parents and 3 older brothers. Because she is the oldest daughter, she feels a duty to take care of her parents. During the day, she sells Internet services and during the evening, cosmetics. She sells cosmetics from a catalog to her friends and neighbors and they pay her weekly. The revenue from the business is her motivation for continuing it. She is very happy with the business because the income allows her to support her younger siblings, something of great personal satisfaction for her. In the future, she plans to expand her business and use the earnings from it to forge a career in technology. This is Marisela's first MFP loan and she is committed to repaying it on time. She says, too, that she is very grateful to everyone who made it possible for her to join the lending group. She will use the loan to buy more beauty products so that she can meet the demand for them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman


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