A loan of $1,075 helped to buy cosmetics.

Lucy's story

Lucy, 41, is a single mother living in her own house with her 3-year-old son and her niece. Lucy works selling cosmetics like eyeliner, cream, perfume, clothes, home appliances, etc. via catalog. She works from home where she set up a small locale to display her various goods. She also heads out into the streets to sell and distribute merchandise among her friends, neighbors and family members. She’s been doing this work for more than 3 years and works alone. She started this work because she had no economic support for her son so she decided to get ahead by opening her own business.

This is her 4th Kiva loan and she feels grateful for the financial support she gets to continue moving forward. She will use the requested 3,000 soles to buy products like perfume, body cream and clothes, among others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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