A loan of $925 helped to buy cosmetics to sell via catalogue.


Ida's story

Ida is a member of the Mujeres Solidarias communal bank in Callería district, Ucayali department. She is 60 years old, married and has four adult children.

She has been collaborating with Manuela Ramos for 12 years. She sells products via catalogue: cosmetics and perfumes.

She will use this 2500 new sol loan to buy more products: 5 colognes, 3 jars of cream, 3 shampoos, 2 men’s colognes, 2 after shave lotions, 5 lipsticks, 2 blushes, 2 eye shadows, 3 eyeliner pencils and 5 nail polishes.

Ida sells her products to feel useful and to be able to buy a few things she needs. Thanks to her sales she’s able to contribute to household expenses.

“Manuela Ramos gives all the women who want to work the opportunity to do so.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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