A loan of $1,575 helped to buy more beauty products and perfumes to be able to offer a greater quantity and variety to her customers.

Erika's story

Erika, who is 51, is a friendly and entrepreneurial woman. She is divorced and has a son who is 14, and she is responsible for the expenses. She lives in her own house along with her son, for whom she wants to work to be able to offer him a better quality of life.

Erika sells beauty products and perfumes, a business that she has been in for five years, allowing her to help other women with their appearance. In her house she has a little display case where she exhibits her products and waits for her customers to come to spend some pleasant time choosing the products that most suit them. When she has a lot of products in stock, she goes out to the houses of her customers and offers her products on credit, and always with a smile.

In addition, she has another business, which is the construction of aluminum display cases. She works alone, since it feel comfortable. This allows her to have more income, in addition to being able to have time to be at the side of her young son, who at his age requires a lot of her attention. She hopes to be able to continue making people happy and offering them the security of feeling beautiful, and in the future she would like to have a shop where she could offer other types of products.

This will be her second loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have a loan so that she can fulfill her goals. On her part, she promises to be punctual with her payments and thus stay on good terms with the group she belongs to, since everyone is very responsible and very good. With the amount she has applied for, 4000 PEN, she will buy more beauty products and perfumes to be able to offer her customers a greater quantity and variety.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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