A loan of $550 helped to obtain capital to stock her cosmetics sales business with items such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, blush, perfumes, eyeliner pencils, foundations, and concealers.


Betis Carolina's story

Betis is 40 years old, and is married with four children, who are 16, 14, 11, and 1 years old. All of them are students (except for the baby). She is originally from Chinandega, a place that is located in the western part of the country. Betis is a very hard-working and responsible woman. She has a traveling business selling cosmetics to both regular and occasional customers. The business consists of both cash and credit sales of cosmetics such as lipsticks, eyeshadow, blush, perfumes, eyeliner pencils, foundations, and concealers. Betis has 14 years of experience in cosmetics sales. The purpose of this loan is to turn it into capital for her business and to stock her business with more cosmetics to sell. Betis is grateful for the support that Kiva lenders provide to people with few resources and to countries as poor as Nicaragua, so that people are able to have honest work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Wegmann



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