A loan of $700 helped to buy merchandise from Avon, Arabella, Zelsa and Victoria's Secret to sell.

Maria Reina's story

Maria is 52 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in the city of San Pedro Sula with her family. She has been selling Avon, Arabella, Zelsa and Victoria’s Secret products for many years. The products she sells include creams, shampoo, hair treatments, perfumes, deodorants and make up. Previously she sold food, but she likes selling cosmetics more and has 19 years experience in this area. She sells from home and also makes visits to her customers, depending on the order. She is requesting a loan for 14,000 Lempiras which she will invest in the purchasing boxes of merchandise at wholesale. Her plan is to have enough capital so that she does not have to buy merchandise on credit and she can continue growing her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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