A loan of $1,600 helped to buy trinkets and shoes to sell.

Narcisa Janeth's story

This borrower lives in the city of Machala. Some time ago, she took the initiative along with her sister who worked at a shoemaking business. Her sister helped her by giving her a loan to buy merchandise since she has been good with her payments. Later on, she began selling to customers throughout the city. She begins her work by making her rounds in the mornings and also in the afternoons.

The borrower has been separated for 10 years from her ex-husband, who traveled to Spain and married another woman. Since then, she has raised her two children. One is now grown and has a job, which helps out financially. The other one is in the first year of high school.

The borrower wants to invest the money from the loan in the purchase of more merchandise (trinkets and shoes) so that she can continue her sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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