A loan of $1,100 helped purchase clothing, perfumes, shampoo, undergarments, socks, and other items.


Nanci Judith's story

The María Monserrate Communal Bank meets in the city of Montecristi in the Province of Manabí.

Sra. Nancy is 54 years old and has four children. She has been married 35 years to her husband, who is a chauffeur. Nancy also devotes her time to an informal business, since she has always enjoyed the world of sales. For this reason, she decided one day to invest in clothing. When she started with the Foundation, she began with a total of $500 worth of merchandise and has been working ever since for the past ten years. At the moment, she is requesting a higher amount because her business has also grown.

With this new loan, Sra. Nancy will invest it all in merchandise such as clothing, perfumes, shampoo, undergarments, socks, and other items. She does not to miss a single opportunity to work because now is the school season when uniforms are sold.

Nancy works as a teacher in the mornings. At the same time, her customers are her co-workers and her friends from the area where she lives. She has a strong hold on both of her jobs and is able to provide payment options to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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