A loan of $1,375 helped to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, and Esika products to sell in her door-to-door business.

Francisca Narcisa's story

In the canton of Rocafuerte the members of the communal bank Mujeres Organizadas meet twice a month. This place is known for the delicious sweets that the local people prepare and they are known throughout the country.

Francisca lives here. She is 42 years old, has a common-law relationship and has not been able to have children. Her husband is a driver.

Francisca, with the intention of earning something on her own in order to help her husband with the household expenses, works in commerce, selling all types of clothing, bed linens, and Yanbal and Esika products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and accessories for ladies.)

She sells door-to-door, three to four days a week, leaving her products on credit and then collecting every eight days. She buys the merchandise in Guayaquil twice a month or when she needs to. She has been doing this work for fifteen years and it’s going well.

This loan will be used to buy more merchandise such as: pants, blouses, t-shirts, and Esike products. She has been more than a year with the communal bank and she likes it because with the first loan she started her business.

Her dream is to have a car for her journeys.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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