A loan of $1,325 helped to buy lotions, creams, deodorants, nail polish, eye-shadow, eye liner and more for her business.


Maria Santos's story

María is very hard-working and responsible. She lives with her family in a community in the south of Honduras. María has had a business selling cosmetics for ten years. She runs the business out of her home, and sells her products in nearby areas.

María needs this loan in order to buy more products, such as lotions, creams, deodorants, nail polish, eye-shadow, eye liner and more so that she may continue with her work. This loan will be very helpful as profits are very useful in her household. María hopes that this loan will result in a significant increase in sales. She hopes that this loan will help her to buy the necessary items to cover customers' daily orders. María wants that this loan in order to improve her quality of life through the increase in income in her household.

In the short term, María hopes to expand her business and to continue support her family. She wants her children to have the necessary education so that they may have better opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras – May 2014

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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