A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase cosmetics in bulk to stock her business.

Norma's story

Norma is 54 years old and is a very dynamic, entrepreneurial woman who is married and has 5 children. Three of her children are grown up, and her two youngest children still live with her and her husband. Norma makes a living selling cosmetics and other feminine accessories, including perfume, powders, lotions, creams, earrings and a wide variety of jewelry. She buys all her merchandise in bulk from a nearby city, and she travels door to door around her town selling products to her clients. Norma always tries to work with her clients' financial needs and offer payments plans where customers can pay in smaller installments every week or two weeks. She has ten years experience in this trade, and she is grateful that business is going well. Norma's son also works with her to help transport merchandise around town.

One of the aspects Norma likes best about her work is the flexibility to gives her to work from home and set her own schedule. In addition, it has been gratifying to see how her clients have come to really respect and appreciate her over the years, as she is always kind and gracious to them and greets them with a big smile. With the support from this loan Norma plans to purchase cosmetics and accessories in bulk to stock her business. She is grateful to all the lenders who are making this opportunity possible and are helping her fulfill her dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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