A loan of $1,150 helped replace the kitchen ceiling.


Saribel's story

Saribel is married, lives in the La Ceiba district 9 km from Nueva Guinea, and has a 9 year old daughter in elementary school. She has been a teacher for 10 years in the Manteles Verdes school district.

She is requesting her 8th AFODENIC loan, which will be funded through KIVA, to continue improvements on her structurally-sound one bedroom house. She will be changing the zinc in her kitchen, which is in poor condition.

Her husband is a farmer and helps with the household expenses. He wakes up at 4am every morning to begin his work. He raises crops -- such as cassava, taro root, pineapple, and watermelon –- and sells them in the urban markets of Nueva Guinea. Saribel works closely with her husband to improve their living conditions. Her dream is to finish her studies in educational sciences, enjoy good health, and have a stable job.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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