A loan of $600 helped to purchase beauty products.

Maria Nela's story

Maria is 33 years old, married and has three children, ages 3, 5 and 11. She makes a living providing manicure, makeup and coloring services at her beauty salon located in the Pampahasi area in the city of La Paz. This is her first loan within this institution, and Maria plans to use it to purchase beauty products to sell in her salon as well as buying some needed supplies. In this way she can increase her working capital. She faces challenges with her business, such as market saturation, and is going to use her profits to keep buying supplies and improving her business. Maria's goal is to have a chain of beauty supplies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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