A loan of $875 helped to buy cosmetics.

Carmen Margarita's story

Carmen has been a member of the “Mujeres con Visión” (Women of Vision) for two years. She lives in the city of Cuenca’s Miraflores sector. This city has a cold climate and has been a Cultural Heritage of Humanity since December, 1999 thanks to its architectural beauty. It has several places in which to enjoy nature. Its residents are kind, gracious and still preserve the culture and traditions of its peoples.

Carmen is 27-years-old, married and has had four children who are 10, 9, 7 and 5 years of age; they all attend the local elementary school. Her husband works as a bookbinder. She does not own a house; she rents.

She works every day with no set schedule selling various brands of cosmetics; she’s been doing this for six years and likes it because it gives her time to care for her family. She will use her new loan to buy cosmetics to increase her stock of merchandise. Her goal is to become a cosmetics sales supervisor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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