A loan of $800 helped to buy perfume and cosmetics.

Erika Marlene's story

Erika, age 29, has two children, ages 2 and 9. She is a single mother, and she lives in the urban area of the Yoro municipality.

Erika previously worked in a general store. Five years ago she decided to change her business activity and sell perfume and cosmetics by catalog. She has undertaken this business activity through her own efforts. She sets aside part of her earnings to stock her business even more.

She has had loan experience. She is currently requesting her third loan for 15,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy new products. She believes that by administering the loan well she will manage to increase her sales, and she will get an improved income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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