Total loan: $2,050
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia / Housing
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A loan helped to install a potable water connection in her kitchen, bathroom and laundry so she can give her family better living conditions.
Fortunata Rosalia's story
Fortunata is a 45-year old woman who lives with her husband. She has two sons, who are 14- and 10-years old respectively, and a 17-year old daughter. Fortunata's business is raising and selling rabbits, ducks and hens. Fortunata is dark-skinned, short, brown-eyed and has long hair that she wears pulled back. Her first language is Quechua, which she speaks at home. She speaks Spanish with the general public and in her work. Fortunata shares her life with her husband, who works, and with her children, who go to school. Fortunata and her family live in their own brick house and have electricity. They do not have potable water or a sewage system. To get water they go to the river, which is ten minutes away, and collect it in buckets. All the family members participate in this work every day. The people who live in the area wash their clothing in the river and many of them bathe there as well. This same water is collected further down the river by other residents who boil the water and drink it. “We live in a remote area, and when we started building our house there was no water service. The city grew, and now we can get connected to potable water," Fortunata says. Her dream is to give her family a better life. She wants to get potable water connected to her kitchen, bathroom and laundry so that her family can live in better conditions. This is her second loan with the institution in the three years she has been living there. This is why Fortunata is requesting a loan- to install a potable water connection to her kitchen, bathroom and laundry so she can give her family better living conditions.