A loan of $1,075 helped buy products to stock her beauty salon.

Maria's story

Maria, who is 53 years old, is the very serene and hard-working mother of a family. She lives in her own house, with her husband and three children. For more than 16 years, Maria has offered services of highlights, coloring, permanents, and haircuts. For this, she has a beauty salon that is very busy, where she spends the majority of her time. At the beginning, she had her business in a stall in the market in her district, but she had to neglect her family, so her husband helped her prepare their house and install what is today her beauty salon. In addition to offering hairdresser's services, she also offers cosmetology services. She is happy with her work, since it is profitable, and this helps a lot with the family finances. For the same reason, in the future she wants to finish building their house and have several bedrooms that can be rented. This is her twelfth loan with MFP, and she will continue to be punctual in her payments, since she wants to have new loans in the future. She is very happy in her group, since the members are very responsible and honest. With the loan that she is applying for, she is thinking of buying products to stock her beauty salon and at the same time she will buy construction materials to finish building her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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