A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase pipes, tiles, a toilet, a sink, and cement.


Marcos Francisco's story

Marcos, 43, works every day buying and selling vegetables in his town. In this business, which he started over seven years ago, he found stability. Seeking to improve quality of life for his loved ones, he has decided to apply for a sanitation loan from Kiva and MiCrédito, given that the toilet system in his home has deteriorated with the passage of time. He is going to purchase pipes, tiles, a toilet, a sink, and cement. In the future he would like to be able to replace his home’s entire roof.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz.


This loan is special because:

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



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