A loan of $875 helped to buy lipsticks, eye shadows, perfumes, crèmes, and other beauty products.

Maria Jacquelin's story

María is 38 years old, single, and lives in an area called Las Orquídeas, which is north of Guayaquil. She always enjoyed buying cosmetics for her own personal use, but she never would have believed that she would be selling them. A friend of hers who sells cosmetics invited her to become part of the cosmetics company Avon.

María has been selling cosmetics through catalogs for two years. Her work requires her to travel to different parts of the city so that she can offer her products to friends and acquaintances. At the moment, María does not have to deal with any problems such as crime, and she hopes that she can continue in this manner. With this loan, she plans to buy beauty products such as lipsticks, eye shadows, perfumes, crèmes, and other items. Her dream is to buy a display cabinet so that she can exhibit her products in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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