A loan of $500 helped to buy perfumes, cleansing creams, lipstick, and hair treatments.

María Ofelia's story

María Ofelia is 28 years old and lives with her life partner and her three children in their house in a well-populated township in the northern part of their country. She owns a shop and sells perfume and beauty products by catalog sales in the neighborhoods nearby. She has a variety of products for women, men, and children, and all of her perfumes have aromas which please her customers.

Lately she has had more demand because all of her products are high quality and she sells them quite cheaply, and also because of her personalized service of bringing her products right to the doors of their homes and places of business, making her the best option for her customers. María is a working woman, always ready to give of herself to achieve a better future, and she has many goals, one of which is to grow her business. She has a hardworking disposition that will allow her to reach the success she hopes for.

Her greatest secret strength is her perseverance, and remembering this, she decided to ask for a loan from INTEGRAL allowing her to buy perfumes, cleansing creams, lipsticks, and hair treatments. María Ofelia is sure that by covering the increased demand of her customers, she will be able to supplement her earnings and offer a better quality of life to her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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