A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase beauty products and cards with prepaid cellphone minutes.

Hermelinda's story

Hermelinda is 51 years old and she lives with her children in the Pucará district. The inhabitants in the area where she lives work mostly in farming and trading fruits, transporting them to the city of Jaen two hours away in the Peruvian northern mountain range.

She owns a small beauty salon where she provides hair cutting, perming, highlighting, coloring and other services. She also has a window where she displays cellphones and cellphone accessories for sale.

She requests a loan of 3,000 nuevos soles ($1,075) in order to purchase beauty products, so that she may offer them to her clients who are mostly women. She will also use the loan to purchase cards with prepaid cellphone minutes in order to offer an additional service.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Berrios

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