A loan of $775 helped to make improvements to her home.


Narcisa's story

Narcisa, 53, lives in the city of Camana with her husband and three children. She is a hardworking, friendly and enthusiastic woman. With her husband, she devotes all of her efforts to raise her family. Unfortunately she needed to start work at a young age to support her parents, and was not able to finish primary school. However, thanks to the support of her children she dreams of being able to do so soon. In her spare time, Narcisa enjoys watching movies and educational programs on television, and sometimes cooks delicious Pallares to share with her family.

With much effort and enthusiasm, Narcisa works every day in her small business selling chicha, a sweet Peruvian drink. She starts work early in the morning to prepare this delicious drink, and works for approximately 8 hours daily. Narcisa works in agriculture, and has a small plot of land.

Narcisa is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, and thanks to their assistance she will make improvements to her home. She wants to install corrugated metal sheets in the floor and roof of her house, to improve her home and provide greater security and prosperity for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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