A loan of $850 helped to buy perfumes and add a closet, as well as the supplies that he normally needed to provide his service.

Jorge Eliecer's story

Jorge, 46, offers beauty services in his beauty salon, located in the south of the city where he lives with his family. Not only does he offer services in hair cutting, hair styling, hair straightening, make up, manicures and pedicures, but he is also advises each person on how to apply cosmetic and hair products. His experiences spans 25 years, when he worked in a hairdresser and learnt so much. One day he decided to go it alone to give free rein to his business skills and his free and independent spirit.

Jorge makes cash sales adjusted to the requirements of each customer. His business goal is to have a spa in the future, an activity which he has been preparing for and he dreams of achieving his dream. That is why he works from 10:00 am every day until 8:00 pm or later, if that is what his customers need.

Jorge is currently applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing that he seeks from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which he will buy perfumes and add a closet, as well as the supplies that he normally requires to offer his service. Using the Kiva loan, he will start along the road to meet his goals and this is exactly what he is successfully doing with his Kiva loan and this makes Jorge very happy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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