A loan of $225 helped purchase powders, lip pencils and glosses, creams, shampoos, perfumes and liquid foundation.


Karen Maria's story

Karen Maria is an entrepreneur who sells cosmetics. She has had her business for more than seven years. She is a very responsible and hardworking person. She always pays attention to the products that her customers request. She has two young children in her care. Karen has to get ready early every day in order to prepare her bag and go out to sell powders, lip pencils and glosses, creams, shampoos and perfumes. She is requesting a loan to purchase these products. She dreams about setting up a small store where she wants to expand her inventory.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson



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