A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase perfumes, powders, etc.


Jovita's story

Jovita is a member of the communal group Nuevo Horizonte ( New Horizon ), located in the district of Calleria a department of Ucayali. She is 53 years old, widowed, and has four children, one of which lives with her.

She has been working with loans from the field partner, Manuela Ramos, for 10 years. She sells beauty products and does so with happiness because she has an established clientele that she has built throughout the years.

With her new loan of 3,000 soles she'll purchase diverse products that she needs to stock her line; the same products displayed in the showcase. She takes advantage of sales since these are what bring her the most profits. With the money she plans on purchasing: 8 men's colognes, accessories, 1 eye cream for dark circles, 4 body creams, 3 perfumes, 2 hand creams, 2 necklaces, 2 liquid eyeliners, 2 units of blush, mascara, and a quartet of eye shadow. She invest her entire loan towards the purchase of merchandise because she receives payment at the end of the month from clients she sells to on credit. Jovita is very happy because she has been able to maintain her business this far.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gustavo Gutierrez


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