A loan of $250 helped buy blocks, sand, iron and cement to begin construction of a room.

Maria Andrea's story

Señora Maria Andrea is 39 years old, a single, hard-working mother of three children. Since her youth she has worked in domestic services, since she did succeed in completing her schooling due to lack of economic resources. It is for this reason that she has her children studying, so that they can complete their schooling.

For her, it has been difficult to make improvements in her house by herself, but she has progressed little by little with the support that Afodenic has given her through her loans, since now, with everything expensive and her earning little, it isn't possible to do a project. With this loan, she will buy construction materials to make a room in the back part of her house. Since her small house is made of blocks but the room (to be replaced) and the kitchen are of zinc and are already old, what she wants is to begin building and to be able to have more comfort as well as better hygiene. For this project, she will buy blocks, sand, iron, and cement to begin. Her goal is to complete all of her house in concrete, since (with the present zinc construction of the room and the kitchen) she is on the watch for crime every day. She is motivated by the loans, thanks to which she is is able to make a better house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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