A loan of $550 helped to buy costume jewelry and cosmetics.

Marcia Alexandra's story

Marcia has been a member of the "Nuevos Horizontes" ["New Horizons"] communal bank for 10 years. She lives in the city of Cuenca, in the Mutualista sector. This city is bathed by 4 rivers, and its architectural structure is a mixture of colonial and modern. Its people are friendly and polite with a warm heart, and they still preserve the culture and traditions of their original peoples.

Marcia is 42 years old and married. From this union they have produced 2 children, aged 18 and 14. Her first child is studying at the university, and her second child is in secondary school. Her husband works in his professional field, which is Business Engineering. They do not have a house of their own, so they live in rented quarters.

Marcia has been a stylist for 20 years. She has her own salon where she works from Monday through Saturday, from 9 in the morning until 8 in the evening. She also sells costume jewelry and cosmetics.

She will invest her loan in buying costume jewelry and cosmetics for her salon.

Her goal is to finish her house which is currently under construction.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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