A loan of $1,500 helped to buy merchandise to sell.


Judith Fabiola's story

Judith, 29, is a young, married woman with two children. She no longer lives with her husband because he started drinking and abandoned them. She lives in her in-laws’ house who seeing the situation she was going through supported her. Her activity is selling cosmetics via catalogue of various brands like Esika, Yambal, Avon and L’Bel. Because she met her goals and the great way she got along with her fellow salespeople, Avon made her a group leader and there are several saleswomen under her supervision. Aside from those two jobs, she also sells her products in the city of El Alto’s 16 de Julio street market on Thursdays and Sundays. She is responsible for all family expenses and needs the loan to buy merchandise for the end of the year which is when demand is highest. In addition, if she buys in volume she’s given products free that she earns 100% profit on thus increasing her income and her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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