Total loan: $5,300


St. Petersburg, FL, United States / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for the replacement of the outer layer of their home. Currently the home is being penetrated by water, and this is causing damage to the home.

Earlene's story

Earlene is a loving mother and wife to her family. After retiring from her primary job of many years, she took on a job working with children every day to stay active and also to provide supplemental income to help support her household in addition to her husband's income as a truck driver.

Thought careful planning, she and her husband were able to obtain a modest home to raise their family, and have maintained this home for more than 20 years. With the recent storms in her area, it was uncovered that the outside layer, and several underlayments that make up the exterior portion of Earlene's home were failing. This is allowing water to penetrate the home, and is causing more damage to the home as time passes and the issue is not addressed.

Earlene and her family do not have the upfront funds to pay for this repair, and it is needed in order to maintain the integrity of her home. Earlene is needing an affordable loan for this necessary repair, and she is hoping that SELF and Kiva will be able to assist with this need.