A loan of $375 helped to replace her roof. For this work she will buy sheets of corrugated metal, roofing beams and bolts.


Gioconda Del Socorro's story

Gioconda is a woman of few economic means. She has had to work hard to support her family. She has the support of her husband who works as courier.

Gioconda's business is selling enchiladas and 'buñuelos' (fritters). She does this every day as an itinerant street vendor. She has been selling for a few years. Before she took up selling, she used to have a permanent job.

Gioconda will use this new loan to replace her roof. She will buy sheets of corrugated metal, roofing beams and bolts. It is very satisfying for Gioconda to be able to make improvements to her home. She used her last loan to improve a room and she hopes to continue making improvements, through loans from Afodenic, so that she can have a decent home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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