A loan of $925 helped to buy equipment for her beauty salon.

Javi Rakel's story

Javy is a young married woman and a hard-working parent. She is enterprising, and has the desire to improve herself and get ahead in life. She has faced an obstacle with her education, as her parents are low income and couldn't give her the opportunity to go to school.

She and her husband decided to look for opportunities to succeed, considering that they had tremendous potential in terms of youth, good health, and her strong desire for an additional livelihood apart from being just a housewife. Her husband has worked the land all his life, where his work enables him to support the household.

Both saw the need for one of the two to find a way of generating a bit more income, and an opportunity arose for Javy to take a beauty salon course offered by FUDEIMFA, the technical arm of the COMIXMUL cooperative. Thanks to this opportunity, she learned to fend for herself in a different way. She trained in cutting men's and women's hair. Currently she goes from house to house, serving people of all ages, with only two pairs of scissors, a cape and two combs.

Javy is now requesting help to buy tools and supplies for work, such as a hair dryer and hair iron, a chair, mirrors, a table, capes, combs and brushes. In the community where she lives, they installed electricity six months ago, which makes it easier for her to provide her services.

Her dream is to have a beauty salon that can generate income, so that she can help her husband with the basic household expenses and other costs that arise daily. She also hopes to begin saving so that she can give her son a better future. This is so that he will have better opportunities then they had, and can excel.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details