Three years ago, Señora Flor acquired a publicly subsidized house, which is where they live. During the hot season, it is very hot, and during the cold season there is so much humidity that it penetrates their clothes, and when it rains, the water seeps through the walls. She needs to be helped to weather-proof her home, and so be able to provide her family with a better quality of life..
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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