A loan of $1,350 helped to buy supplies and equipment for her beauty supply.

Enalba's story

At the age of 41 and with 16 years’ experience as a hair stylist, Enalba’s beauty salon in addition to offering personal and professional image services, also sells merchandise associated with the services rendered there. This is because when she was young she acquired experience in this business because she was employed in a similar one.

Today, Enalba works from 9 in the morning until 8 at night day to day aiming at generating income to strengthen her home consisting of her spouse and two children aged 6 and 14.

Her sales are cash and credit with respect to the services and she also makes her purchases for cash and on credit in laboratories that offer the best prices. Her main customers are neighbors, family members, friends and referrals who know about her services and feel very satisfied.

Enalba’s goal is to expand the business and turn it into a full spa for she dreams with owning a house and to do so much effort and dedication are required. Her greatest challenge is her husband’s current employment instability.

She’s determined to increase her income which is why she’s calling on a Kiva loan, her first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy more hair products, a cot, a hair washing basin and chairs to complete her spa and start making contributions to her dream of prosperity which will make her Kiva loan successful in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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