A loan of $375 helped to buy more beauty products.

Tania's story

Tania is 35 years old and she is a good, friendly and hardworking woman. She lives with her partner, German, who is 37 years old. They have two children, Gabriela who is 14 and Angélica who is 3. She works a lot every day to be able to give her children a better quality of life. They live in her partner's parent's home with whom she has a good relationship.

Tania's work consists of cosmetics sales as well as other merchandise like clothing and shoes or seasonal items. Each day she goes out to look for her customers, who are mainly her friends, neighbors and family members, in order to offer them her products. She has been doing this work for 14 years and she remembers that in the beginning she had hoped that her customers would come to her house to buy the products. With time, however, she learned that in order to be successful in this kind of work she has to go out in search of her customers and employ convincing tactics to be able to make sales. The most important thing is that they return to make purchases again. She hopes to continue working and have future success. Right now she has a lot of sales and this means more profits and better conditions for her family.

This will be her fifth loan with MFP as she expects their collaboration to be able to continue with her goals. As she has with past loans she has received, she is committing to being a punctual client and very responsible as all of the members of her communal bank are responsible. With the 1,000 soles that she has requested, she will buy products and merchandise on sale and have these in stock to offer to her many customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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