A loan of $400 helped to purchase beauty products such as lotions, makeup, perfumes, powder, etc.

Karla Lesly's story

Karla is a young woman who's 20 years old. She lives in the town of Chiclayo with her little son, whom she loves and is her main reason to live. She's a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person with a great deal of drive to succeed. She unfortunately lacked financial resources and needed to work in order to support her parents and pay for her expenses, but she would have very much liked to have studied for a career in accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys watching educational programs on television. Occasionaly, she cooks delicious noodles that she shares with her family.
With a lot of hard work and dedication, and thanks to her mother's support, Karla runs her small business selling beauty products. She has a small space in her home where she sells her products. Every day she starts working from the early hours of the morning. She may work up to 12 hours on average, and she believes that she does well because of her kindness towards her customers.
Karla is very thankful to Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she'll be able to purchase merchandise such as lotions, makeup, perfumes, powder, etc. That way Karla will better stock up her business, and thus she hopes to be able to increase her sales and her proceeds. This would very much help her to expand her business. Within a not-so-distant future, she wishes to achieve her dream of owning a house of her own.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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