A loan of $1,175 helped to construct a bathroom.


Nora Cecilia's story

Nora Cecilia is requesting refinancing for her seventh loan. She will used it to improve her home by constructing a bathroom. She lives in Zone 1 of the Nueva Guinea neighborhood and is a secretary at the CETA INATEC Education Center in Yolaina. Since the center is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nueva Guinea, Nora has to begin her daily commute to work at 6 am.


Nora has three children: a 25-year-old son who works and helps with household expenses, an 18-year-old daughter who is in her freshman year of college at URACCAN, and an 15-year-old daughter in her fourth year of secondary school. Nora is a single mother who has struggled to help her children get ahead without the support of their father. They are a family of scarce resources, but with great desire for personal and career advancement.


Nora is very responsible and loves her job. She dreams of having stable work, good health, and a more comfortable home to pass on to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer k vickery



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