A loan of $350 helped to buy zinc and other materials to repair the roof of her home.

Maria Lucrecia's story

Señora Maria Lucrecia S. is 41 years old, and lives in the Memorial Sandino neighborhood in the capital city of Managua. She has a 13-year old daughter who is in secondary school. Her plan is to finish construction on her house, which still has a ground floor of dirt, and is lacking plaster on the walls. She desires to have a decent home for her family. Previously, she sold cosmetics but the sales were low, and did not cover her expenses, which caused her to look for a steady job. She now works as a janitor at an American school in order to have a fixed salary and be able to cover her expenses, and she sells a small amount of cosmetics to her customers in order to improve her economic situation. This loan will begin her third cycle with AFODENIC, and will be used to purchase zinc and other materials to repair the roof of her house, which is in bad condition. She is grateful to the institution for this loan, since it will now be possible to make improvements to her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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