A loan of $1,175 helped to buy supplies.

Milka's story

Milka is 38 years old and a very hardworking, enterprising woman. She’s recently married to the man she’s been with for many years. They have two children and they live together in her home and she provides them with everything they need thanks to the effort she puts forth and her husband’s unconditional support.

Milka is a hairstylist and general beautician. She has a well set up shop in her home, where she services customers who need haircuts, tints, highlights, and other things. She also gives massages, anti-stress treatments, capillary treatments, facials, and does makeovers, hairstyles, and hand and foot treatments for women who will be attending social events or services like weddings, and 15 year celebrations.

She has set rates for each of her services and thanks to the comfortable prices and the quality of her work, she is always well sought after. She has been doing this for more than 10 years and works alone. She has learned a lot of new things and reinforced her training in other treatments during the time she’s been working. She greatly appreciates life because things are going well for her and she knows that she can be successful if she works hard. There is a lot of competition.

She expects to keep her customers and be able to continue growing until she can establish her own cosmetic store, where she can increase her income. This will be her third loan through MFP and she is grateful for the support given her so that she can continue with her business and advance her plans. She tells us that she is very comfortable working with the institution because it’s providing her all the knowledge she needs to be a good partner.

She will use the money from this loan (S/3,000) to buy different items that she uses in her work, such as tints, shampoos, relaxation creams, various types of cosmetics, and other feminine products to sell from her establishment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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