A loan of $575 helped to buy cosmetics such as lipstick, eyeliner, perfumes, body lotions, soaps, moisturizers and eye shadow.

Maria Isabel's story

María Isabel, 47, is a single mother with a 26-year-old adult son who is economically independent. María Isabel is from the town of Malpaisillo which is located in the northern part of the country. Malpaisillo is known as an agricultural area where maize and bananas are grown. She sells cosmetics and new clothing for a living, and has been in business for five years, allowing her to support her family.

For several years she has been working with the Foundation, having shown how responsible she is in paying back the loan on time. María Isabel is requesting a loan to use as work capital to stock her business to satisfy customers and increase her earnings. She will use the money to buy lipstick, eyeliner, perfumes, body lotions, soaps, moisturizers, and eye shadow. María Isabel is grateful for the support Kiva lenders give to people with scarce resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua, so they can earn a decent living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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