A loan of $500 helped to purchase construction materials.

Alma Consuelo's story

Alma is a mother of five children, of whom the oldest two work as truck drivers, like their father. Alma is a housewife who sells chickens and eggs which helps to pay for household expenses and support her three young children.

Alma and her family have a small house made of sheet metal which is susceptible to bad weather such as rain and wind, and is badly in need of reinforcement. She is requesting a loan with which she can buy sheet metal, wood, nails, and other materials that will allow her not only to repair the roof, but also the walls, which are made of metal and wood.

She has lived in this house for 25 years and it has been a long time since she and her husband have been able to make repairs to the home. FUSAI's visit to her community ignited her interest in borrowing money to make improvements to her house. She believes that this would better protect her family from the rain, sun, and wind.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepti Limaye

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