A loan of $1,000 helped purchase cement, blocks, and stone.


Sara Mariana's story

Sara is 66 years old and lives in Primavera de Duran (a periurban area with a deteriorating ecosystem). She sells personal care products, such as cosmetics, through a catalog. These products are manufactured by Yanbal, a company that helps women entrepreneurs.


Sara started selling Yanbal cosmetics in order to have income to help with the family expenses. She sells make-up, perfumes, crèmes, and deodorants at low cost by catalog.


Sara wants to build a better house, so she will use this loan to buy blocks, cement, and stone. In the future, she wants to have her own store and be able to buy a car. At her age, she is not able to get around easily to deliver her orders.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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