A loan of $650 helped to buy a hair washing sink, a chair and a barber shop station.

Nelcy Esther's story

The main services Nelcy, 27, offers in her beauty salon are haircuts, hair coloring and hair styling. She started the business empirically and later attended an academy to perfect her skills and increase her offer. She started 8 months ago and has succeeded in moving it ahead with much enthusiasm because she’s able to generate income from this business for her home’s well-being and to increase her clientele.

She has many dreams of prosperity and her great challenge is that her working capital is sufficient to reach the growth goals she’s set. Because of this, she’s calling on Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to request a Kiva loan, her first financing with this institution that she’ll use to buy a hair washing sink, a chair and a salon station. With this, she’ll provide more comfort for her customers while they are in her salon and will continue to capture their patronage.

She opens for business Monday to Sunday from 9 in the morning to 9 at night and with all this effort is managing to position herself in the marketplace; her customers are mainly housewives, employees, young adults and adults in general who also bring their children to be cared for with the delicate touch Nelcy’s hands produce in their personal appearance.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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