A loan of $800 helped to purchase powders, creams, perfumes, and other items..


Mirlith's story

Mirlith is 38 years old, is a single mother, and lives in her own house alongside seven people, among some of her siblings and her children. She works hard every day to increase her profits and to be able to have a better quality of life. Mirlith's work is the sale of cosmetics. She sells all types of items through a catalog sales system or by display. She has a showcase in her house, where her customers arrive in search of perfumes, powders, creams, deodorants, any useful accessory. She has done this for 5 years, working alone and earning well. She eventually will alternate this work with the sale of sodas, depending on the season. For now, she continues to work in the sale of cosmetics and likes what she does. She says that the profits with customers have managed to consolidate over the years. She is very happy with the independence that she has because she is able to earn her own profits to afford necessary household expenses. She wants to continue working and to expand her business to continue progressing, since she wants to offer to her children the opportunity to obtain a quality education through professional studies. This is her 8th loan with MFP. She is grateful to those who offer her the opportunity to accept this loan, which offers security to continue with her work. On the other hand she promises again to meet the payments of her dues punctually, as she does not want to leave a negative image on the members of her group, who are known for the punctuality and responsibility of their payments. With the requested amount of 2000 soles, she will mainly purchase cosmetics such as powders, creams, perfumes, and other items. Additionally, she will purchase 5 cases of sodas to sell, due to the intense heat in the area that she lives.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bloss


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