A loan of $400 helped to buy cosmetics such as perfumes, powders etc.

Mirna's story

Mirna, 39, is married to Ramón and they have 4 children who live with them in their own house.

Mirna sells cosmetics via catalogue. Her specialty are colognes and perfumes. She goes out to the streets to find friends, neighbors and acquaintances to sell a product to or to deliver the ones that have been ordered in advance.

In her house she has a small display case where she also sells these products. She has done this job for the past two years and she works alone.
She likes it very much because it gives her the freedom to manage her time to be available for her clients.

At first, just like all people that first start out with their own business, she had some insecurities but with time she overcame them and now she generates a large income for her house.

She hopes to open a boutique to offer her products in a more convenient manner and in larger quantities.

She is asking for a loan of 1,000 PEN ($400). She is very happy to know that she has financial support as this way she will feel more secure to keep going with her work and she is committed to paying her monthly installments on time.

She will buy more cosmetics in order to have a stock of perfumes, powders and body lotions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten

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