A loan of $850 helped purchase shampoo chairs and cosmetics.

María Camila's story

“When you are rejected by society, you feel like life is meaningless. Over time I have come to understand that there are words that are not worth internalizing.” These words convey the problems that María Camila, 21, has had upon revealing her true sexual orientation to society.

María Camila is a transgender woman who lives in the town of Itagüí and has been a stylist for two years. She learned this profession from some friends and decided to improve her skills so she enrolled in an academy where she graduated as a stylist. She has worked in various beauty salons, but now wants to be independent and own her own business. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to invest in shampoo chairs and cosmetics.

Her biggest dream is to be able to improve her financial situation and give her parents some economic stability, ensuring a decent life for them.

She is hoping that many doors will open for her professionally and that she will have the opportunity to take part in large national and international events.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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