A loan of $450 helped to buy cosmetics.

Maria Elsa's story

Sra. María lives in the District of Villa Armonía. She is a widow and lives with her son at her parents’ house. María sells cosmetics and beauty products on credit to her various customers in the area and in other places within the central district. Her son owns sound equipment that he rents out for all types of social events.

This is the first time that María has worked with loans from Emprender and she hopes to utilize the money by purchasing more beauty products so that she can increase her capital and her income. In addition to selling beauty products, María works as a seamstress alongside her sister. However, she engages in this work only a seasonal basis. Her wish someday is to buy a small house and increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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