A loan of $275 helped to buy products for her beauty salon.

Eugenia's story

With 10,600 Dominican Pesos Eugenia will be able to buy products to give her customers quality service. In the Dominican Republic women go to the beauty parlor at least once a week. There is a lot of competition in this type of business. In Villa Altagracia, the town where Eugenia lives, they charge customers 80 Dominican Pesos to do their hair. Having good products and offering service at such a low price is a big challenge.

Eugenia lives with her life partner, who works as a “motoconchista”, that is to say that he provides taxi service with his motorcycle. Consequently, his income is very low. Together they have three children, ages 13, 9, and a 6 month old baby. The two older children go to school.

Eugenia’s dream is to have a well-equipped beauty salon. This would allow her to offer her customers good service, and then the customers would not change to another hairdresser. She wants to keep working so that her children go to school and have a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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