A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase perfumes, creams and deodorants.

Kelly Samanta's story

Kelly is 21 years old and sells Yambal products (a company that offers enterprising women opportunities for independent sales). She lives in a canton called Playas, one of Ecuador's tourist destinations that is known for its diversity of seafood. She started selling personal use products when she left school. Little by little, she has increased her customer base and set up a local with a display case to sell more products. She starts work very early selling to her neighbors and friends. She sells perfumes, creams, deodorants and shampoo at a very affordable price. Because of crime in her area she put up bars to provide better security (as it appears in the photo). With the loan she wants to buy products such as perfumes, creams and display cases. In the future, she wants to have her own house and to go to college.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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