A loan of $475 helped to buy cosmetic products, such as talcum powder, creams, perfumes and other accessories.

Lidia's story

Lidia is a very cheerful and hard-working 58-year old woman. She's been married to Carlos (61 years old) for 15 years now and together have a son, whom she loves with all her heart despite being already grown up and with his own family. They live in their own house, built by her husband, where they share every day enjoying each other company and their dream of getting older with dignity.

Lidia works selling cosmetics. She sells all kind of products through a catalog system and has a display cabinet at home for her clients to find perfumes, talcum powder, creams, deodorants and other useful accessories. She has been at this job for 17 years, works alone and has very good earnings. Occasionally, she combines this activity with the sale of cleaning products, such as detergent, bleach, toothpaste and others.

For the time being, she continues to work selling cosmetics and enjoy what she does. Her earnings are guaranteed with the clients she has been able to maintain over the years, and she's very happy with the independence she has and for being able to earn income herself to cover the necessary expenses at her home. She plans to continue working and to expand her business, so that she'll be able to provide her children with quality education and professional studies.

This is her second loan with MFP. She feels grateful to those who give her the opportunity to access this loan, which gives her the support she needs to continue working. Once again, she commits to complying with the scheduled repayments in a timely manner, as she doesn't want to show a negative image of the group members, who have always shown punctuality and responsibility in their payments. She will use the 1,200 soles requested to buy cosmetic products, such as talcum powder, creams, perfumes and other accessories.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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