A loan of $475 helped purchase construction materials needed to build two rooms for her children.

Melania Del Socorro's story

Melania is a small businesswoman and the mother of two daughters. She started a sewing business in order to help her husband who works as a mason. With the savings from her sewing business and financial support from her husband, Melania was able to invest in new clothing and cosmetics. She approached AFODENIC to obtain financing for making improvements and now she is on her eleventh loan. The loans have enabled her to improve her earnings, attract more customers, as well as make improvements to her home.

Today she wants to add two rooms to her small house in hopes of providing her children with a more comfortable space. She has already bought iron beams and blocks, but she needs to buy more materials to begin the construction.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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