A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cosmetics (creams).

Mercedes Del Carmen's story

Mercedes, 58, has a business selling cosmetics through a catalog. She is a beauty products promoter who sells door-to-door, visiting public and private institutions and homes in a number of neighborhoods to offer her products for sale. This is the first loan that she has taken with the institution. Mercedes will use this loan to buy cosmetics such as body creams to have in stock for her business. She is taking this loan because she wants to have a variety of products to satisfy her customers. Mercedes faces challenges in her business, including tending to her customers efficiently. She will use the profits from this business to improve her family's quality of life, because this is the only activity that allows her to support herself and get ahead on her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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