A loan of $1,025 helped to build a kitchen.


Maria Mercedes's story

Maria Mercedes is 45 years old. She has been a member of the teaching staff at the Vigarmy Flores Castro school for the past 25 years. She is the single mother of 2 children. Her elder child is now 25 and in his third year of higher education. Her daughter is 12 years old and in 6th grade at primary school.

Maria is seeking her 9th loan. She will invest it in improving her home, by building a new kitchen that will better accommodate her family. This client [of the field partner] has shown herself to be a responsible, honest, and hard-working woman who takes good care of her children, and while they are humble people, they are a very close family. They live in an area where they population is growing daily, and it is Maria's dream to go on improving her home and that her children go on learning so that they can make something of themselves in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald



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