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A loan of $1,675 helped to buy merchandise and equipment for her business.

Matilde's story

Matilde is a 36-year-old single mother. She has a daughter in her care who is in preschool. She already has more than 15 years dedicated to her beauty salon business. She is requesting a loan for the purchase of materials and some equipment that she needs but she doesn’t have the necessary money to make the investment in her business. A portion of the profits that she obtains from her business will be to pay the loan. It is the only source of income that she has for her and her young daughter. She wants to improve the quality of service and for her customers to recommend her to other people.

The people who appear in the photo are Matilde and one of her clients who agreed to be in the photo.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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