A loan of $1,000 helped to buy beauty products and furniture for her salon.

Maria Ester's story

María Ester is 22 years old and lives in an urban area of Las Orquídeas (so called because there used to be many orchids found there), in Guayaquil. She is a single, entrepreneurial young woman who has a beauty salon.

María started her beauty business through her mom. She was her assistant until the day she became a partner in the business and from that moment on she has enjoyed working in this profession. She works together with her mom from 9.00am to 10.00pm. With the help of this loan, she would like to buy more beauty products and furniture for her premises. She dreams of owning her own beauty salon with all the tools she needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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