A loan of $1,000 helped to buy perfumes, creams, cosmetics, etc.


Amanda Magdalena's story

Amanda Magdalena, age 37, lives in her own house together with her husband and her beloved daughter, who is 7 years old - the age at which one begins one's first years of formal schooling. Amanda is a businesswoman. With great effort she has succeeded in keeping her small shop going, selling a range of beauty products for men and women. She describes herself as a woman who is hard-working, charismatic, and above all enterprising. Amanda has lots of business ideas, which she is setting in motion one by one. Her beauty products store is one such idea, which she has been able to set up through her own determination - and with God's help, her efforts were not in vain. Her dream is to keep her business going for a long time. She always tries to remain a step ahead of the competition and has earned the support of her neighbours, who are happy with the service Amanda provides. She has taken the decision to seek this loan from INTEGRAL to invest in her little business by buying beauty products such as perfumes, creams, and cosmetics, including products for men as well as women. In this way she expects to improve the service she offers her customers, with the aim of improving her sales - and her income so that she can continue improving her family's standard of living. Amanda is profoundly grateful to INTEGRAL becuase she has had a loan from them in the past, which allowed her to succeed in her venture so far, because they have offered her support once again and shown confidence in her ability to repay the loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald



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