A loan of $925 helped a member to buy accessories for her beauty salon.

Las Triunfadoras De Canto Grande Group's story

52-year-old Mariella is divorced and has six children. Five of her children live independently and one is still dependent on her. She is a new member of Edaprospo and this is the first time that her group have requested a loan from the institution. Mariella's business is a beauty salon, where she offers cosmetology services. She has been in this line of work for four years. Before that she ran a restaurant. She started out selling sweet treats and candies then beauty products from Avon and Unique. Through her hard work, she managed to open a beauty salon. She currently covers her food expenses and bills. Her plan for the future is to open a new restaurant. She will use this loan to buy new accessories for her beauty salon. The community bank is called 'Las Triunfadoras de Canto Grande' and it has seven members.

In this group: Patricia Beatriz, Nelsy Albina*, Rosario Emperatriz, Marlene, Mariella Gabriela, Ingrid Vanessa, Elizabeth Juliana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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