A loan of $375 helped to purchase supplies such as hair color, hair dryer, combs and brushes.

Ana's story

Ana, 44 years old, is a simple and humble woman. She lives in her house with her husband Jose, 45 years old, and her 2 beloved children for whom she wants to bring a better quality of life. Ana works very hard every day to get ahead, for that reason she works at several activities at the same time. She is currently working at selling beauty products. She sells to her current customers who are unlikely to get behind in their payments. She also provides cosmetology services to her acquaintances who know her skills in cutting and styling hair. She studied cosmetology several years ago but did not work at it full time because her children were small, currently she wants to devote more time to the trade. She loves her role as a beautician because she finds it entertaining and it generated steady income. She also provides cosmetology services in the customers' homes which makes her unique. Even though she does not yet have her own shop, she plans to open one with a friend as a partner. This is her second loan with MFP and she promises to pay her installments on a timely fashion because she does not want to look bad to the people that made this loan possible. With the thousand new soles that she is requesting she will buy supplies that she needs to continue doing hair, in addition to color and lotions to better develop her trade.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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