Total loan: $6,025


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Port St. Lucie, FL, United States / Personal Use

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A loan helped to finance a new high efficiency air conditioner that will help improve the livability of her home and improve her quality of life.

Anna's story

Anna is a devoted wife and loving mother of two children. Anna and her family have suffered many setbacks related to health issues which resulted in financial distress for the family. A few years ago, Anna underwent a surgery that did not go as planned and she was ultimately left with chronic pain that she will have to endure for the rest of her life. That same year, Anna had another life-threatening condition that left her in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for days. Through these difficult times, Anna was resilient and kept a positive attitude during her recovery; however, her husband who had been her emotional and financial support also became critically ill shortly after she was released from the hospital. These series of events caused severe financial damage and called for sacrifices, which include giving up the family car to be able to pay for their living expenses. Despite a turbulent time, the family has worked hard to recover from these setbacks, and they have paid off much of the medical debt incurred during the time of Anna and her husband’s illnesses. Anna was inspired by her son to pursue her dream of helping special needs children obtain assistance through a non-profit program she created. She hopes to one day open a school for special needs children so that they will be able to receive care and education tailored to their needs. Due to her multiple medical issues, Anna’s credit has been damaged, and this is preventing her from obtaining financing. Their current air conditioner contains mold and is malfunctioning. Anna’s chronic pain is greatly affected by Florida’s heat and humidity and installing a new high efficiency air conditioner would help provide Anna and her family positive health impacts and a better quality of life with. Anna hopes that SELF and KIVA can help her finance a new high efficiency air conditioner that will help improve the livability of their home and improve the quality of their lives.