A loan of $1,300 helps to pay for her husband's eye operation.


Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is 59 years old, at the age of 20 years she married Ernesto and she had two children. She lives in the city of Monterrey and works as an administrative manager in a business which focuses on industrial security. Some time ago, her husband lost the vision in his right eye due to several poorly performed operations. Currently, he has problems in his left eye which really worries him due to running the risk of becoming blind. He urgently needs an operation which would help him to recover his sight and, with this, improve his quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


This loan is special because:

It covers medical expenses for low-income families.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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