A loan of $800 helped hair dyes, hair weaves, hair gel, shampoo, hydrating creams and other products.


Elena's story

Elena is from Ciudad del Este. She has a school-aged son that she has been raising on her own, with a lot of work and sacrifice. She has a hair salon, and this has been the means through which she has been able to get ahead and provide for her son and also for her family. She is described as a very hardworking, tenacious and enterprising woman, who enjoys working and not having to depend on anyone. Thanks to her work, she is now a successful small businesswoman who has a lot of customers, due to the good work that she does and the good treatment that she gives her customers. Elena requests this loan to buy hair dyes, hair weaves, hair gel, shampoo, hydrating creams and other products she needs to stock her business. She is grateful to the Fundación for the opportunity that they are providing her, as this assistance will be very helpful to her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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