A loan of $200 helped purchase materials to build a cover for a sewage drain.


Yamileth Del Carmen's story

Doña Yamileth is a hardworking woman and a 35 year old mother of three children. She and her husband work together to make improvements to her home. Her husband is a truck driver by profession and travels frequently. Doña Yamileth has been selling clothing and cosmetics for several years. Since she is affiliated with the Zermat brand, she sells their products through a catalog. She offers her products on credit and acquires customers each day so that she can generate good earnings.

With this loan she will buy construction materials such as stone, sand, gravel, and cement in order to build a cover for her sewage drain that will provide more hygienic conditions. At the moment it is covered with sheets of zinc, which makes it dangerous for her family. Doña Yamileth plans to continue with her business so that she can generate income that benefits her personally.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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