A loan of $1,000 helped perfume, creams, make up.

Mayra Alejandra's story

Mayra is 27 years old and sells Yambal products. Yambal is a company which provides female entrepreneurs with the opportunity to make their own independent sales. She lives in Paraíso de Guayaquil (a peri-urban area with dirt roads, whose houses are located in the mountains).

Three years ago she started selling Yambal products in order to help her husband with household expenses since they have two children – a 3 year old and a 1 year old. She makes her product orders every two weeks and begins to market them with a catalog. She sells perfume, creams, deodorants, make up etc. She goes door to door in the streets of Paraíso, selling her products to acquaintances and friends.

With her loan she would like to buy perfume, creams and make up in order to have more variety in her products. In the future she would like to have a store where she can sell her products and start to build a cement house as her house is currently made from cane.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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