A loan of $550 helped to buy guinea pigs and a cart for selling fast food.

Norma Fabiola's story

Señora Norma is a member of the communal bank Unión Progresista (Progressive Union). This will be the third loan she has taken out in conjunction with her friends and fellow bank members. She likes the communal bank because of the camaraderie that exists among them. She lives in the Santa Ana parish in Cuenca, a place that has beautiful scenery, thanks to its rugged terrain. Its people work in business, raising animals, and agriculture, and many work in the city.

Señora Norma is 22 years old. She lives in free union and from this relationship has a son who is 6 years old. Her husband works in the construction area as a mason. They do not have their own house and so they live with her mother, sharing expenses.

Doña Norma works every day in different activities. She works half a day Monday through Friday cleaning houses, and the rest of the time she works as a private employee. The time that is left she splits between the household chores and raising guinea pigs.

She is going to invest the loan in the purchase of guinea pigs and a cart for selling fast food in order to begin this business.

Her goal is to have her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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