A loan of $1,050 helped to buy a manicure/pedicure chair, a massage machine, and supplies wholesale (cuticle cutters, nail clippers, files, nail polish, nail decorations, and others).


Yurley Alejandra's story

Yurley is thirty years old and is the mother of one 8-year-old boy. She lives in a common-law marriage. Over the course of several years, she has made a living giving manicures and pedicures, an activity that she learned through a training course. This work has allowed her to generate resources to move herself ahead.

Presently, she works offering these nail services at home. She does not have an established schedule since her work depends on the demand of her customers, and working at home allows her to keep an eye on her son. She would like to have a regular, fixed job in her home.

For this reason, she is requesting a loan. She will buy a chair for her manicures and pedicures, and a massage chair for feet and hands. She will organize the space where she offers her services and buy supplies wholesale (cuticle cutters, nail clippers, files, nail polish, nail decorations, and others). This will allow her to continue working productively, but in better working conditions. She will become more profitable and will be able to save money.

In this way, Yurley hopes to continue working with dedication and great care in order to strengthen her business more and more each day so that she may reach a favorable state of economic stability. She will then be able to help her husband with the home expenses and to offer a better education and improved quality of life to her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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