A loan of $875 helped to buy a dairy cow.

Natividad Mariana's story

Natividad has applied for her third loan with the Buscando el Éxito communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which has a cold climate. Cuenca is the third most important economic center in the country, and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Its people are friendly, kind, and hardworking.

Natividad, 58, is a widow, but she has five children from her marriage. They are all adults who are married and live independently.

Natividad makes shawls and sells clothing and cosmetics in her free time. She dedicates most of her time to her cattle, and she sells the milk they produce.

Her goal is to have more and better-quality livestock.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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