A loan of $1,575 helped to buy dyes, hair treatments, nail polish, and tools for her beauty salon.


Maria Pilar's story

María, age 49, is married and does not have children. María learned hairdressing and make-up, which she has now made her profession. She currently has a lot of customers including men, women, and children. They prefer her work because they have known her for a long time.

María tells us that five years ago she also started to sell beauty products in her area. She works from Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. At her beauty salon she offers services such as cutting and styling, permanents, straightening, make-up, manicures, and others. She likes what she does because this is what she always wanted to be.

She will use the loan she is requesting to buy dyes, hair treatments, nail polish, and tools for her beauty salon. She hopes to improve her income in order to fix her place up a little bit.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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