A loan of $375 helped to buy more products for her business.

Eleni's story

Eleni, 58, is married and lives in her own house with her family. She decided to sell cosmetics by catalogue and recently has signed up for a line of lingerie to sell at her store. This is so she can increase her income. When her husband fell ill, Eleni had to seek out a way to pay for household expenses. With the support of her family she was able to get ahead and have her own job.

She hopes to continue expanding to offer more products and increase sales to improve her profits. This is her first Kiva loan and she is grateful for the financial support which will help improve her business and boost sales. Since she will have enough capital to continue working, she is committed to paying back the loan on time.

Eleni will use the 1,000 PEN to buy cosmetics such as lipstick, perfumes, eyeliner, etc. to have more stock on hand and improve sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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