A loan of $400 helped purchase zinc, wood, nails, sand and cement to build concrete walls and improve security and hygiene.


Martha Lorena's story

Martha is a hard-working woman who has two jobs. In the mornings she works as a janitor at a private company, and in the afternoons she runs her small business selling sweets to earn more income since her salary is low. She began this business with a little of her savings. She is a single mother of five children, and one of her goals is to improve her house, which needs several improvements. Martha has bought some construction materials since she wants to make her bedroom out of concrete for better security against neighborhood crime. She also wants to make the house cleaner, since it is made of zinc and even dirt. She will buy zinc, wood, nails, sand, and cement to be able to make this change. It will be of great personal satisfaction to her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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