A loan of $600 helped to buy creams, clothing and cosmetics.

Anonymous's story

The client lives in Guayaquil and is 35 years old. She started her business selling cosmetics after the death of her husband.

The way she increased her sales was that her friends supported her by buying products. Later, it was by going door-to-door and promoting her products more to customers and other people. With the money from the orders she pays for the household expenses, and she likes what she does.

She carries on her business alone, selling her products from 9:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening. She is not married and has a 14-year-old son who goes to public school. She thinks a great deal about her illness, as sometimes it affects her so much that she can't get out of bed.

With the loan she wants to buy creams, clothing and cosmetics, in order to increase her sales. In the future she wants to be able to have her own house and to have a shop, so that she can give work to people who need it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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