A loan of $700 helped repairing her home.


Ana Isabel's story

Ana is 43 years old and married; she lives with her children in her parents' house. She has extensive experience in the business of renting moto-taxis (motorcycles with an attached cab for passengers). Ana's husband is currently abroad, and he sends remittances to pay the expenses of maintaining and educating his children. Thanks to the savings from these funds, Ana was able to buy a moto-taxi, and she now has 3 vehicles. She is not able to live in her own house, since it was destroyed by an earthquake, and that is why she is currently living in her parents' home. Ana dedicates all of her available income, both from the remittances and the rental of her moto-taxis, to her children's education; her daughters are university students, and her youngest son is in primary school. Ana dreams of seeing her daughters and her youngest son graduate, and she also dreams of being able to rebuild her house and thus provide security and well-being to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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