A loan of $1,000 helped chairs, cosmetics.

Mayra Sugey's story

Mayra is 31 years old. She is a young worker who opened a small beauty salon some time ago and has gradually increased her working capital. She lives in the peri-urban area called Perimetral which is also the location of her beauty salon.

On September 30, there was a revolt, (best known as “The Black Day of Ecuador”) due to misunderstandings about policy issued. While officials attended to that, citizens took advantage of the fact that there was no police protection, and seized the opportunity to loot businesses in marginal areas. One of those affected was Mayra who was robbed of all of her beauty tools and had to start over with what they left.

Today, she has her local and work tools once again. She has many aspirations and in order to continue her business, she wants to use the loan to buy chairs and cosmetics for her beauty salon. At the present time, she wants to enlarge her business to satisfy the needs of her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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