A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise for her business.

Karen Zulema's story

Karen is a young woman, 20 years old. She lives in the city of Pisco, which is known for its warm and welcoming climate, as well as for its agricultural activity, especially the cultivation of cotton and corn, among other crops. Karen is a young woman with a great desire to get ahead, and thus, after much effort and saving, she succeeded in starting her business selling beauty products. She works approximately 8 hours, and she can serve up to 10 customers per day. She believes that she is getting ahead because she treats her customers in a friendly manner, and also because of her responsibility and optimism.

Karen is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to your great support she will be able to buy merchandise for her business such as perfumes, deodorants, nail polish, and makeup, among other items. Thus she will have more products to sell and to offer to her customers. In this way she will continue making an effort and working hard to make her greatest dream a reality: "Studying to become a nurse and having her own house."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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