A loan of $850 helped a member to puchase cosmetics.

Residenciales El Campo N° 2 Group's story

Santos Blacina is 51 years old and married with four children. She is a member of the Residenciales El Campo Nº 2 Solidarity Group. She sells cosmetics and decided to sign up with the program to sell Avon products by catalog. As she works in a pharmacy and makes home visits, in her free time she shows the products in the catalogs, leaving the catalogs behind if there isn’t much time and then returning for them later.

One of the problems is that Santos provides credit and sometimes her customers default on their payments when due. She needs the loan to buy more and a greater variety of beauty products, such as nail polish, eye shadow, eye liner, lip liner and mascara, among other items.

The loans Santos has obtained have helped her to have her own house because before she did not own it. One of her problems is that she is a traveling salesperson and when she is paid she has to move around carrying cash and she has been assaulted several times. Her goal is to work very hard each day in order to have her own shop. She has been a client of FAMA for more than 21 loan cycles and has shown great responsibility in making her payments on time.

In this group: Reina Isabel , Santos Blacina, Elbia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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