A loan of $250 helped to buy cosmetics.

Karina's story

Karina, 27, is single and the mother of two small children. She also has her own house where she has set up a display case to show her merchandise. Karina's job is selling cosmetics and perfume products such as talcum powder, deodorant, perfume, cologne, and other things.

Her customers are located on different streets throughout the city and are mainly family members, neighbors, and friends. Karina has worked under a system of credit for four years.

She likes her job because it allows her to be constantly active during the day and generate her own income. She hopes to continue working this way so she can set up a grocery store in her house in the future.

This time she'll request 600 soles [PEN] to buy cosmetics such as eye shadow, body lotion, talcum powder, and others. She promises to make her loan payments very punctually.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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