A loan of $325 helped to buy cosmetics, perfumes, talc and more.

Roxana's story

Roxana, 29, is married to Denis with whom she has a 6-year-old son, they live together in their own home. Roxana makes her living selling cosmetics and women's accessories such as perfume, body cream, lipsticks, hand cream, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. All of her merchandise is sent in large packets from another city. Every day, Roxana seeks customers in the streets of her area, offering her products on credit or in cash as she takes payments either daily, weekly or every two weeks. She has been performing this job for four years and sometimes she gets help from her husband who has a car to transport her merchandise.

Roxana feels very satisfied with how this new step in life is going. She very much likes this type of work as it enables her to make the most of her time, during the hours in which she isn't working, she can carry out other tasks in the household easily. She has also learned to win over her customers' trust and respect through her good customer service and her wonderful smile. She has strong sales and as a result of this she earns good profits. Roxana now hopes to continue growing and in the future acquire a sales area to exhibit her products more easily. On this occasion, Roxana is seeking 800 Peruvian Nuevos Soles to buy cosmetics and accessories such as perfume, face cream and earrings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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