A loan of $650 helped to buy beauty products like lipstick, eye shadow, perfume, and creams, etc.


Juana Judith's story

Juana lives in the Playas canton in the Guayas province. She is 35 years old and a single mother. She has two children. The oldest is 12 and goes to a school close to her house. The younger one is 7 and goes to a public school.

Eight years ago she started the business of selling cosmetic products by catalog. The way she works is by traveling through different locations in the city and offering her products to her friends and acquaintances.

So far Jauna has had no problems with delinquency, and she hopes to be able to continue in this manner. She works Mondays through Saturdays from nine in the morning until one in the afternoon.

She will use the loan to buy beauty products like lipstick, eye shadow, perfume, and creams, etc. Her dream is to be able to buy some racks and to be able to display her products at her house, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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