A loan of $1,000 helped cement, sand, and iron.

Narcisa Aracely's story

Narcisa is 54 years old. She lives in Las Orquídeas, an urban zone (it got its name because the countryside had lots of orchids) in Guayaquil. She has a stand where she sells drinks (colas, juices, and energy drinks).

She works selling drinks for retail and wholesale. She works everyday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. She has not had the chance to fix up her house. But, now she wants to improve her house with the income she has from selling drinks.

She wants to use the loan to buy cement, sand, and iron.

(A wall that she is building appears in the photo.) Her goal is to finish building her house and to continue helping her family economically.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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