A loan of $400 helped to buy dyes, combs, and machines for cutting hair.

Justa's story

Justa, who is 47 years old, is a hard-working and happy woman. She is married, but her husband lives abroad, and she lives alone in her own house in the company of three children. She works a lot, since she want to be sure of some income to have a relaxed old age. Justa begins her work very early, when she goes to her stand at the market to open her stall where she has set up her beauty salon. There she begins the day cleaning her work instruments to then wait for customers to give good, attractive haircuts to men and modern cuts to women. She is the owner of two stands; in one of them there is a worker whom she hired, and she works in the other one.

She has been doing this work for 21 years. She considers her business profitable because of the good earnings that it gives her.

In the market where she works, she is very well known, since she is a charismatic woman and is always working for the rights of her fellow market vendors, who love her very much and know her as a hard-working woman.

She likes her work for having the freedom of time. She always has customers, and for that reason it generates a good income. In addition, she has many projects in mind. In the future, she would like to improve her working space and buy things to increase the variety of products to offer to her loyal customers.

This is her 18th loan from MFP, and so she hopes for your assistance so that she can continue with her goals. On her part, she promises once more to make her payments on time, as she did with previous loans. She is very happy to belong to her communal bank, since all its members are responsible and united people. With the 1000 PEN she has applied for, she will buy beauty salon supplies to do her work, such as dyes, combs, and machines for cutting hair, among other items, then she needs some cosmetics and different products that she uses in her work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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