A loan of $550 helped to buy cosmetics to grow her business.


Romelia's story

Romelia is 52 years old and she lives in her own home with her husband and their two grandchildren. Romelia sells cosmetics via catalog with her daughter for a living. She also sells popular brands of shoes to make extra income to improve her family's quality of life. Thanks to her family's support, she was able to get ahead and she now has a supply of different kinds of products in her display case. With the profits from selling these products, she hopes to carry on with her business and, in the future, expand it to increase her sales and see more profits. This is Romelia's first loan with Kiva and she is very thankful for the financial help she has received, which is why she promises to make her payments on time. She will invest the 1,500 soles in cosmetics, such as powders, lipsticks, eyeliners, etc., to stock her business and stimulate sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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