A loan helped to purchase an air conditioner that will greatly improve the living conditions in her home.


Betty's story

Betty is a strong woman and a loving grandmother who has worked very hard all of her life. Betty has dedicated much of her time to raising her children, and now she is helping to provide any support that she can to her grandchildren as they prepare to become independent adults.

She has been very careful to live within her means, and has maintained good payment histories on her accounts, but when her air conditioner on her home stopped working, she was unable to obtain a loan that was affordable enough for her to make this repair on her very limited income.

Betty now spends much of her time at home, and with temperatures rising in her area, her home was becoming too hot to live in with the windows and doors closed, and being an elderly widow, she cannot safely leave them open all day. Betty is hoping that SELF and Kiva can help her obtain an affordable loan that will help her greatly improve the living conditions within her home.


This loan is special because:

It helps women homeowners and veterans with poor credit history save energy and money.



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