A loan of $725 helped to buy the necessary products for her job, such as shampoo and other items she sells through specialized catalogs to her clients, which get personal and professional image improvement services.


Jovita's story

Jovita is 36 years old and she is a stylist who became professional after having studied beauty technique in an academy and developed her knowledge thorugh training and updating processes. She has 16 years of experience in this art, which she has improved by working every day from her home, in order to provide services such as haircuts, massages, hair styling, manicure, pedicure and more and selling items to her clients.

Jovita is applying for a credikiva, the first loan she makes with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy the products needed for her job, such as shampoos and items she sells through specialized catalogs to her clients who get personal and professional image improvement services.

Her dream regarding her business in the future is to be able to have a fixed and well-located establishment and to improve her house in order to obtain comfortable and safe environments both at home and at for her business. She sometimes faces challenges in her business because during some seasons, sales decrease a little from the services she offers, but Jovita keeps on working in order to provide good-quality services to her clients and to continue improving her quality of life and that of her family, which she forms together with her husband.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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