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Total loan: $1,000
Gotera, Morazán Department, El Salvador / Housing
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Iris Yesenia's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to pay $500 to the worker who helped her to build her home, and to purchase gold and veneer for her business.
Iris Yesenia's story
Iris is 27 years old. She is the single mother of a 6-month-old girl. She studied as long as she could and graduated 7 years ago. She lived and studied in the nation's capital for more than 15 years and worked to support herself while she was studying. She lives with her grandparents, her daughter, and her niece. Iris worked for 4 years in the capital to support herself when she was studying. Five years ago, she came to her hometown with her family due to the crime in the country. Thanks to her hard work, she was able to get a job as a health promoter and has been working in that position four 4 years. She works from Monday through Friday. She also has a small business where she sells gold and veneers. When she leaves work in the afternoons, she works there to earn additional income for her family. To get to work, she has to walk thirty minutes due to the lack of public transportation in the area. Iris requests a loan from the institution because she needs $500 to pay a worker who helped to build her house and has not yet finished; however, she has the principal in order to take her family to the new home. She will use the rest of the loan to purchase merchandise like gold and veneers for her business in order to increase her products and earn more money, which will allow her to grow her business little by little. Iris dreams of finishing her home so that she can have a more comfortable home in which to live in better conditions with her family.