A loan of $900 helped to buy clothing and cosmetics.


Narcisa Yolanda's story

Narcisa is a member of the communal bank "Luz y Vida." She lives in the community of Aguacate, in the city of Cuenca. This is a place where the people are very friendly and warmhearted. The people here maintain the culture and the traditions of their parents, and they work in a variety of activities, including agriculture and animal husbandry.

Narcisa is 38 years old, married, and has 3 children aged 19, 17 and 14, who attend a school in the city. Her husband works in construction as a bricklayer. They own the home that they live in.

Narcisa has been selling clothing and cosmetics through a catalog in her free time for 3 years. She has also been selling food from her house for 4 years, and she does this work on a daily basis.

She has been a member of her communal bank for 4 years, and she will invest this new loan in the purchase of clothing and cosmetics.

Her goal is to own a vehicle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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