A loan of $250 helped to buy perfumes, shampoo, lipstick, hair dye and scented creams.


María Elena's story

María's business is selling cosmetics such as perfumes, scented creams, shampoo, lipsticks and nail polish. She has been selling Avon products for four years now. María makes her sales to order. However, she also keeps products in her house to sell. María plans to grow as a entrepreneur and serve a larger number of customers. In order to achieve this, she needs the help of Kiva and Ceprodel to place an order for cosmetics. María's business idea came about after she found herself unemployed. She used to work as a teller in a national development bank and, in order to continue contributing financially to her household, she decided to start selling cosmetics. María is a single mother and has two children who are 19 and 14 years old.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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