Her main economic activity is her job cleaning for the government, for which she's paid a monthly salary. She works at night until the sun sets. She makes the most of her job to recycle and be able to sell to the processing factories, from which she earns an additional income. "People don't like to recycle, so there's a lot of material when I do the cleaning," she says.
This is her first Kiva loan. She's grateful for the support received. She also promises to be punctual with her payments.
Olimpia will invest the 800 soles [PEN] in cement and bricks to improve the infrastructure of her house.
Olimpia, invertirá los S/.800 soles en el mejoramiento de la infraestructura de su casa comprando cemento y ladrillos.
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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