A loan of $850 helped to buy perfume, lipstick, powders, deodorant and women's and children's accessories.

Mary Luz's story

Mary invested her last Kiva loan in cosmetics and costume jewelry, which her customers bought, and she turned her investment around quickly. She is currently applying for a new Kiva loan with which she will increase her working capital because she wants to by more products that have been requested by her customers, such as perfume, ladies' accessories, and costume jewelry in general. She plans to have a successful investment because she will take advantage of the sales her suppliers offer for buying in volume and for paying in cash. Mary sends the following message to her Kiva lenders, "Thank you for your help and I hope you will keep supporting us with these types of loans, which are offered with low interest rates."

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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