A loan of $875 helped to buy inventory.


Noris Fátima's story

In the City of Portoviejo, known as the City of the Royal Tamarinds since colonial times, the “17 de Julio” communal bank meets every two weeks. Noris lives here. She's 50 years old, married, and has three children; two are adults and the youngest studies at university. Her husband works as a driver. Nora is a housewife who sells Yanbal brand products, sheets, quilts and other things in order to earn an income to pay her daughter's tuition. She sells door to door and also from her home, where her customers go when they need something. She has been doing this for 12 years and she has been able to pay for her children's education, which is most important to her. This loan is so that she can buy sheets, quilts, and cosmetics. She's been with the communal bank for 10 years and she likes it because the loans allow her to finance her business. Her dream is for her daughter to become a professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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