A loan of $900 helped cONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Biveki Peti's story

Biveki García Z. is a 40 year old woman. She has 5 children who are 19, 18, 15, 11 and 6 years old. Two of her children study in private schools and two in public schools. She lives in a marginal, urban area north of Guayaquil in a neighborhood that does not have any basic services such as water, a sewer system or paved roads.
Two years ago she started a job collecting all types of plastic, such as bottles, packaging, glass and cardboard. There are a lot of factories near where she lives that throw away these types of recyclable materials.
Biveki does this work because the hours are in the afternoon, from 2pm to 7pm, and that allows her to devote more time to her children in the morning. With the loan she is going to purchase construction materials for her house.
Her dreams are to be able to finish the construction on her house so that her family can be more comfortable and to have her own business so she no longer has to put her life in danger walking the streets.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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