A loan of $1,125 helped to buy lip pencils, body powders, perfumes, colognes, shampoos, and facial crèmes.

Maria Eva's story

Sra. María Eva is a member of the Communal Bank “Flor de Café” (Coffee Flower) which is located in the District of Soritor, Moyobamba Province, Department of San Martín. She is 43 years old, married, and has two children. Her older child is 26 years old and independent, while her younger child is 11 years old and in the fifth grade.

María Eva began selling beauty products after receiving encouragement from her former sister-in-law. At the time, she feared that she would not be able to sell anything because she also had a business selling butchered chickens. She later decided to stop selling chickens because of the competition and to start another business of selling clothes, but that venture did not do well.

María Eva currently sells beauty products through catalogs. She started with capital of 700 PEN from her savings. In addition, she sells popsicles, gelatins, flan, and coconut candies. She looks for ways to generate her own income in order to help with the household finances.

With this loan of 3000 PEN, she will buy more cosmetics and increase her stock of products such as lip pencils, body powders, perfumes, colognes, shampoos, and facial crèmes so that she can satisfy the needs of her customers, friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Sra. María Eva wants to acquire more beauty products so that she can generate more income. She is very grateful to Manuela Ramos for trusting her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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