A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase clothing, especially women and children's.

Viviana Narcisa's story

In the Ayacucho district, within the county of Santa Ana, the Amigas por Siempre (“Friends Forever”) cooperative bank meets every fifteen days. This area is known for its grand vegetation, but most of all, for beautiful fresh water spas that are frequented by local and foreign tourists.

This is where we find Viviana, who is 22 years old and married. The result of this beautiful relationship is a three-year-old daughter, who is her most precious treasure. Her husband is a merchant.

In addition to being a wonderful mother and homemaker, she dedicates herself to commerce. She sells all types of clothing door-to-door, and also has several customers that place orders since the clothing she carries is select. She works Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, taking advantage of the fact that her mother can care for her daughter on those days. She delivers on credit, and charges once per week.

This loan is for the purchase of more merchandise, as the coming holiday season is a good one for sales. She wants to purchase mostly women and children’s clothing. She has been a member of the cooperative bank since its inception and is the overseer of payments, which she does gladly. Her dream is to one day have her own store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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