A loan of $775 helped to buy a special salon chair.

Nancy Marlene's story

Nancy is a 28-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ica, which is in the District of Parcona. She has a seven-year-old son who she loves and is her main reason for living. Nancy is a friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who dedicates all of her efforts to moving her family forward. She must also be both mother and father to her child. Thanks to her efforts, Nancy was able to study for a technical degree in cosmetology. She enjoys watching television in her free time. On a few occasions, Nancy prepares a delicious dish of “ceviche” (marinated seafood) to share with her family.

With great effort and dedication and the support of her parents, Nancy works at her small beauty salon. She provides haircuts, hair styling, manicures, and pedicures. Nancy begins her work every day in the early morning hours and is able to work approximately eight hours a day. She enjoys her work and believes that she is doing well because of the friendly treatment she provides to her customers.

Nancy is extremely grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, she will be able to buy a special chair for performing rinses and hair coloring jobs. Nancy hopes that this will allow her to provide better service. She will continue working and striving until she accomplishes her greatest dream of becoming a successful businesswoman. As a result, she will be to help her young son get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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