A loan of $375 helped purchase beauty products.

Enma Gina's story

Thanks to her sister who persuaded her to start-up a business, Gina started to sell beauty products from a catalogue. At the beginning, she wasn't able to sell a lot, but now after three years she manages her work well and is even able to sell products from two brands. Before she used to offer a laundry service from her home.

Alongside her small business, she helps her community by collaborating in the dining room which is maintained by the state of her country. Every day for the last eight years she cooks together with a group of friends and colleagues for the entire community. Thanks to this everyone benefits by having access to a more economical menu.

With her income Gina can help with her children's education and invest more in her business buying beauty products and offering them. She is thinking of opening up some internet stations in her house in the future in order to have a more stable income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer katy long

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