A loan of $300 helped to remodel her house.

Melissa's story

Melissa, 20, is single and lives in the city of Camana with her parents and siblings. She is friendly, hardworking, enthusiastic, and eager to succeed. Melissa wasn't able to study agronomy as she wished because, sadly, she lacked the money to do so and had to work to help her parents. In her free time, she likes to walk on the city beaches and occasionally cook a delicious traditional chicken dish to share with her family.

With dedication and on her own initiative, Melissa works as a farmhand on several city plots, planting and picking crops every day from early morning for about 10 hours. She is grateful to Kiva lenders because their support will let her remodel her house. She wants to plaster the walls and lay a concrete floor, which will make her family safer and improve living conditions. Melissa will also be able to continue working and striving to achieve her great dream to study for a professional career.

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