A loan of $1,000 helped purchase materials to install a floor and whitewash a room.

Ruth Samary's story

Ruth Samary is 28 years old, single, and has a 4½ year old child. She has been working as a teacher at the Alfonso Cortes School in Nueva Guinea for eight years. Ruth is requesting her fourth loan so that she can buy construction materials to install a floor and whitewash a room so that her home will be more comfortable. Her partner works on her parents’ farm and helps with the family expenses.

Her previous loan was used to build a room. This is the second time she has used a loan to make improvements to her home. Ruth expresses that she is very grateful for the support provided by the Kiva funds. Her dreams for the future are to continue improving gradually her family’s living conditions and continue her studies so that she can become a better professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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