A loan of $1,900 helped to buy ceramic tile, pipes, cement, sand, gravel and a toilet for the bathroom she's constructing in her house.

Hellen Mercy's story

Hellen is 42 years old, and works selling new and used clothes. She has a daughter, and is a single mother. She has had her own business for ten years. With the earnings she's made from her work she was able to build her house.

Hellen seeks a loan to construct a bathroom for her house. With the loan money she will buy ceramic tiles, pipes, cement, sand, gravel and a toilet. She will also pay for the labor. In the future she wants to continue working with Kiva and MiCrédito to invest in her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller

This loan is special because:

It helps communities protect themselves from diseases spread by poor sanitation.

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