A loan of $1,475 helped to buy cosmetics.

Alexandra Karina's story

Alexandra, 40, lives in the Miraflores zone in La Paz. She’s a single mother living in her mother’s house since her father died long ago. Alexandra is a dynamic person who started working young at the age of 20 selling cosmetics via catalogue. With this activity she contributes to family expenses and pays her small child’s expenses. She has four years’ experience in this line of work. She currently spends most of her time in this line of work but she also teaches classes to be able to get ahead and generate higher income for her family; she’s an educational psychologist.

She works to help with family expenses and the loan is to buy larger amounts of merchandise for the business. She has much experience in this and a good number of clients. Alexandra’s objective, her basic dream, is to have a prosperous business that will give her a better future so that she can live well and independently and be able to buy her mother a house of her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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