A loan helped to buy the furniture for her natural medicine clients to wait on.


Francisca's story

Francisca is 61 years old. She is a widow and her children are independent. She makes a living in natural medicine. She works in Challapata, a rural area located where two cities meet.

Francisca lives in a room alone. Her natural medicine work includes healing ailments through the use of natural remedies based on herbs, infusions, baths, etc. These services are in demand by the residents who use them habitually. She needs to add furniture to improve her business. Although there are cultural demands, she does not have furniture to serve customers. Her dream is to enjoy her days.

Francisca requests a loan to buy the furniture for the clients to wait on. She wants to improve her business by adding furniture to provide better attention. It is her first loan in her 11 years of independent career.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kiyoko Ikeuchi.


This loan is special because:

It helps rural farmers smooth their income and protect against the effects of climate change.



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