A loan of $1,150 helped home improvements.

Lilliam Del Carmen's story

Dona Lilliam has worked as a teacher at the Cesar Augusto Salinas Pinell school in the Urbana de Nueva Guinea neighborhood for 15 years. She is married and has 2 children, a 13 year old boy who is in his first year of high school and an 8 year old girl who is in the 3rd grade. Her husband is the director of a radio station. They live in the Nueva Guineau neighborhood, a growing area. They share family expenses because they're a close family, practicing evangelicals. She is applying for her 8th loan and will use it to improve her ramshackle house. Lilliam is a professional woman who has strived to continue her studies. She's now finishing a masters in education. She's humble, responsible, honest and strongly driven to exceed at work and her studies. Her dream is to have a steady job, a lovely house and that her children study to become people of note.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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