A loan of $1,250 helped cement, sand, blocks, and paintings.


Ninfa Cruz's story

Ninfa is 54 years old and lives on an island in Guayaquil. She decided to build a dining room because her specialty is cooking. She works alone every day from 7:00 to 2:00pm, and sometimes has the help of her daughter. Things are going well for her because when she began, her house was made of cane and now it's made of wood. In the future she longs for it to be made of cement. With the loan she will buy cement, sand, blocks, and paintings to better build her home and thus improve her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk



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