A loan of $400 helped to purchase construction materials to repair plaster walls and to tile her bedroom.

Aura Lila's story

Aura Lila is a 61 year old woman who is a single mother to nine grown and married children. She is a seamstress by trade, which she learned very young, and she also now sells Nicaraguan fast food such as enchiladas (in Nicaragua, similar to empanadas or hand pies), repochetas (fried corn tortillas with beans, cheese and assorted toppings), tajadas con queso (fried strips of plantain topped with melted cheese), refreshments, and sodas. This provides her with a little more income to meet her expenses. This is Aura Lila's seventh loan, and the previous funds she has received through Kiva have been used for home repairs. Being able to live in better conditions is a great satisfaction for Aura Lila. With this new loan, she will buy: construction materials, such as sand, gravel, and cement, to continue repairing the plaster walls and to tile her bedroom, thus achieving better hygiene and comfort.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Wegmann

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