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Esperanza Internacional runs a program for their good clients who are reliable in paying back their loans, who have fulfilled the commitment to grow their business, and who have shown fidelity in their groups. This allows them to take out a loan to improve the structure of their house, at the same time as running a business and attending group meetings.

Kenia, from the city of Hato Mayor, is one of the members taking a housing loan. This is her 9th loan, which she will use to improve her house. Kenia wants to continuing building her house with this loan, by covering her concrete blocks walls with cement to plastering the walls to be painted. She has had her business for more than five years, having started it with her first loan. Her latest loan was invested in the business, a fried food stall.

Kenia is requesting this loan to buy cement, sand, paint and other construction materials. She wish to have a nice home and a successful comedor (little restaurant). She thanks God, Esperanza Internacional, and all of you for this opportunity. In her name and that of her family, thanks to all of you for your support!

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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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