A loan of $425 helped to buy beauty products.

Claudia Mercedes's story

Claudia, 43, is a single mother of an 18-year-old who is finishing high school. She’s from León, a place located in the west of the country. She’s noted for being hardworking and responsible with a strong drive towards self-improvement. She very much enjoys spending her free time with her son and spending quality time with him. Unfortunately, she was unable to attend university for lack of economic resources and she had to start working at a young age.

Thanks to her effort and drive to get ahead her economic activity is selling cosmetics and perfume, an activity she carries out from place to place carrying a bundle that weighs about 20 kilos to sell her wares to regular and occasional customers. She spends about 8 hours daily at work.

The loan’s objective is to invest in working capital to stock up on such things as eye shadow, blush, lipstick, eyeliner, perfume and body creams so that in the not too distant future she will be able to earn higher income. Claudia thanks Kiva lenders for their support of people of scarce resources so they can have a dignified way of earning a living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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