A loan of $1,075 helped to buy perfume, creams and cosmetics.

Norma Elizabeth's story

Norma, 30, lives in Guayaquil; she’s a single mother and is living with her two children. She started out selling products via catalogues thanks to a cousin’s initiative. She works alone offering her products to her friends and neighbors in Las Orquídeas. She does not have a fixed work schedule. She tells us that the most difficult season for her work is winter because her visits decline due to the rain. Her greatest fear is illness especially in this time because she has no help from family members. She will use the loan to buy perfume, make-up and clothes. Her dream is to buy a house of her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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