A loan of $1,575 helped to purchase lipstick, eye shadow, perfumes and creams.

Jose Antonio's story

José lives in the city of Manta province of Manabí. He is a single father and has one son who attends a public high school in the area. Everything began when his ex-partner left him and his child. That was when he had to forge ahead being both mother and father to his son. Seven years ago he began with the business of selling cosmetics by catalog. His way of working is to travel to various parts of the city offering the products to friends and acquaintances. For the time being José is not having any problems with crime and hopes to continue in the same way.

With the loan he plans to purchase beauty supplies such as lipstick, eye shadow, perfumes, creams etc. His biggest dream is to get his house fixed up and that his business would grow in order to provide a better life for his son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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