A loan of $1,000 helped to buy arts and crafts.

Nancy Alexandra's story

The “Para el Futuro De la Mujer” meets every two weeks in the town of Montecristi. This area is very well known in the province and in the country for its rich traditional culture and a great variety of art, made in the traditional way, can be found here.

Nancy lives here. She’s 32 years old, married, and has two children, ages 9 and 6. Both attend school. She is in her eighth month of pregnancy. Her husband is an artist.

She became a merchant in order to help herself and her husband. She buys and sells decorations and ceramics and has a shop on a main road, where many people pass and buy things from her daily. She sells all types of arts and crafts and works from 8:00am to 5:00pm. She’s been doing this for eight years and buys her merchandise from local artists within the zone. She buys partially completed crafts and then puts the finishing touches on them to get them ready to sell.

She needs this loan in order to buy more artifacts of all types to stock her business. She’s been with the communal bank for two years and she likes that the loans help her business.

Her dream is to continue ahead with her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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