A loan of $1,575 helped to paint the walls of his beauty salon.

Luis Holaya's story

Luis is an active and hardworking thirty-year-old man who has spent his working life involved in the beauty business. He started out by taking some training courses and then started working at different beauty salons and hairdresser's.

Some time later he decided to become independent and start his own business, in hopes of improving his personal income. That is how his beauty salon got started. He works there every day offering his services: haircuts, hairdos, barber shop, manicure, and pedicure. He is well known in his field thanks to his good work.

He is currently requesting this loan in order to pay off the balance on a loan he has pending with another organization that has a higher interest rate and to make improvements to his business location (painting the walls. This will allow him to improve his business' image so that it is brighter and may attract new potential customers who by receiving his services will help his income improve.

Luis' medium-term goal is to further boost and strengthen his business and convert it into a spa where he can offer many more services and have more profitability in order to enjoy a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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