A loan of $400 helped to buy cosmetics.

Katherine Lisbeth's story

Katherine is 20 years old and lives in the city of Pisco, a place with beautiful beaches, a warm climate and, especially, many tourist attractions such as the "Islas Ballestas" (Ballestas Islands). Katherine has had many difficult moments in her life, due mainly to a lack of resources. Therefore, she was only able to study up to fifth grade of secondary school.

Every day, Katherine works in her small business selling cosmetics. She spends about eight hours a day on the job so she can cover her expenses. She believes she is getting ahead thanks to the fact that she works hard and is responsible.

Katherine is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to them, she can buy merchandise for her business such as lipstick, eye shadow, creams, etc. This allows her to offer a variety of products to her customers so she can continue toward her goal: "To have a a car for her business activity.".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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