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Florinda

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

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A loan helped to buy a new high-efficiency air conditioner that will improve her and her child’s quality of life and make her home livable.


Florinda's story

Florinda is an independent and strong single mother who has managed to provide for her child and herself despite many obstacles. Florinda has earned a living for over twenty years as a teacher of childhood development. She is proud of her work and proud of the fact that she has managed to provide for herself and her child solely on her earnings. Unfortunately, she has received very little help raising her child and supporting her household. Despite the lack of child support, Florinda has managed to prepare her child for college.

Florinda has unfortunately suffered some financial setbacks due to a family crisis that reflected poorly on her credit. Through the financial hardship, Florinda has managed to pay down a portion of her debt and has established a reasonable plan and timeline to pay the remaining balance owed. Even with her continuous efforts, Florinda has experienced difficulty obtaining funds to make a few necessary repairs to her home due to her damaged credit.

Florinda has been without a working air conditioner since October of 2014, and desperately needs to replace the unit as the region is now experiencing sweltering heat. Florinda’s home is higher in temperature inside than the daytime temperature outside, which has made her feel as if she is “living in an oven.” Florinda is hoping that SELF and Kiva can help her finance a high-efficiency air conditioner that will improve her and her child’s quality of life and make her home livable. This loan will also help Florinda rebuild her credit.

Florinda will use her Kiva loan to pay for a new high-efficiency air conditioner that will improve her and her child’s quality of life and make her home livable.