A loan of $1,100 helped to buy feed for her animals as well as guinea pigs and pigs.

Narcisa De Jesús's story

Narcisa has been a part of the Los Talvos communal bank for 2 years. During that time she has gotten to know her friends more and shared good times with them. She lives in the outskirts of the Valley of Cuenca. This place has a cool climate and is surrounded by different mountains and beautiful landscapes. Its people are friendly and hardworking. They work in farming, raising animals and in commerce.

Narcisa is 32 years old. She is the single mother of 2 children, aged 15 and 10. Her oldest son goes to high school and her daughter is going to a local elementary school. She owns the house they live in.

Narcisa has worked as a maid for some time. It is going well for her at this job and she hopes to continue doing it. At home in addition to caring for her children, she raises and sells guinea pigs and pigs.

She will use the money from the loan to invest in buying feed for the animals, as well as guinea pigs and pigs.

Her goal is to continue growing in her animal business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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