A loan of $450 helped to buy perfume and cosmetics for women and men.

Maria's story

Maria is 38 years old. She lives with her partner and their daughter who is 4 years old. For four years, she has been dedicated to commercial activity which she began with the goal of supporting the home expenses, generating income in an independent way. Previously, Maria worked as a domestic worker and she saved to buy her first items to sell and then retired from that job. Today she works from Monday to Sunday from midday until nighttime. She makes her purchases with cash and makes her sales on credit that she grants on a short term basis to residents of the neighborhood where she lives, as well as family members and people referred to her, who day after day become regular customers. Her goal in the future is to have her own shop and her greatest challenge is to acquire her own house to accomplish her dream of prosperity. Currently she is applying for a CrediKiva through which she will buy perfume and cosmetics for men and women, with the goal of providing a greater variety to her range and impact the attention, interest, desire and action to buy these items among her customers, making her CrediKiva the best investment of the year.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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