A loan of $600 helped to buy more cosmetics to sell.


Lorena Marilú's story

Lorena, 37, is a hard-working woman who finished her studies at high school level. She has been married for 12 years and has three children who are now studying. Her husband has his own business dealing with customs procedures and paperwork. Lorena, has her own business in which she sells cosmetics. She has six year’s experience in this area. She set herself up when her husband was unemployed and a friend mentioned the idea of selling cosmetics door to door. Once she decided to start, her sales grew as she attracted many customers. Now she has people working for her as she isn’t able to deal with all her customers herself. She will use the loan to buy more goods for her business which continues to grow. She needs more money to invest in it and to hire an extra person. In this way she is also providing employment for other people, too. At the moment her dream is to see her children grow up to be healthy and finish their studies. Together with her husband she would like to bring them up as nice people. As far as her business is concerned, she would like to have a fixed stall in the future, but also continue with her door to door sales and generate more work for others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker



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