A loan of $675 helped to buy a manicure set, nail polish, hair dressing tools and make shop improvements.

Elsie's story

Elsie V. is 42 years old and enter marriage at an early age. The eldest of her 4 children is 23 and the youngest is 3 years old. Her eldest daughter is now a teacher. Her eldest son is 21 years old and has finished Hotel and Restaurant Management studies. Her 15 year son is in high school.

The couple was able to support the studies of their children because of the financial assistance from her business. She is a skilled manicurist and with the support of the business and put up a small shop. Aside from her shop, she is also doing home service for her busy customers. Her income is doing well but not sufficient enough because as of now they are still renting. It has been the couples dream to have their own house and lot for their children and they are working hard to meet this goal.

Elsie is applying for another loan of Php 29,000.00 pesos to improve her shop, buy new manicure and pedicure sets, nail polishers and hair dressing tools. She is gaining more customers and wants to serve them with convenience and a with a comfortable feeling. She is hoping that KIVA lenders will support her business plans so that she can generate more income for the fulfillment of their dream.

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