A loan of $1,050 helped to buy a furniture set for a waiting room, a work station and different utensils and materials in bulk.

Ángela María's story

Ángela, 41, is the mother of two children and the head of household since the time she faced the difficult moment of separating from her husband. For the last 15 years, she has worked in her own business; a beauty salon. She started it as an alternative to generate resources that would permit her to ensure the wellbeing of her children. She works alone every day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. She learned this activity taking classes in a beauty academy and, little by little, she went acquiring more knowledge and perfecting her techniques. This has allowed her to become known in the sector for her quality of service.

Currently, she is applying for the support of the loan to buy a furniture set for the waiting room, a work station and different utensils and materials in bulk (hair treatments, dyes, shampoo, conditioner, among others). In this way, she will have the capacity to generate a direct employee and she will also be able to provide a better service. The customers will be more comfortable, which will help her improve her sales and income that she perceives.

Ángela, with her perseverance and projection towards a future, wishes to make her beauty salon grow. With this, she can generate more work opportunities for single mothers. As a result she will give a better wellbeing not only for her family, but she will also give support so that other people can enjoy better living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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