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Total loan: $3,750

Dorothy

St. Petersburg, FL, United States / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for a new air conditioner, which will greatly improve Dorothy's quality of life and living conditions within her home, and preserve her health.


Dorothy's story

Dorothy is an elderly woman who is trying her best to live independently. She lives on a fixed income, but she lives within her means and budgets carefully to afford to maintain her small home.

She did not anticipate that her air conditioner would suddenly stop working this year, and she was shocked when she learned how much it would cost to replace the unit out of pocket. Dorothy, living on a fixed income, did not have the funds to pay for the unit at once, and because she does not utilize credit, a bank did not want to give her a loan because she does not have a history.

Dorothy is hoping that SELF and Kiva can help her make this necessary replacement, as her health does not benefit from her living without a working air conditioner. As Dorothy repays her loan, she will also build a credit history, which will greatly benefit her in the future.