A loan of $1,150 helped to pay for home improvement work and to buy zinc metal sheeting to put on her house.


Maria Magdalena's story

Marìa Magdalena is 40 years old, with 2 grown daughters who work and study. They cover their own personal expenses and pay their own bills, so Doña Magdalena only has to cover her own expenses. For 19 years, she has worked as a secondary school teacher at the Francisco Aaron Joce School every weekend. She also works Monday through Friday for the Nueva Guinea town hall as the person responsible for the Casa de la Adolescencia [Adolescents' House]. She is a very hardworking woman who likes progress and being able to help her lovely family. She also has economic support from her life partner. They both share the bills and basic household expenses. She has previously benefited from financing from Kiva, which she is grateful for, since this is how she was able to plaster her house. Now she is trying to continue improving her home, so she again requests Kiva's help with another loan. She needs the money to pay a builder who is making improvements to her house and to buy zinc metal sheeting which she lacks. Her dream is for her daughters to have their own homes in good condition.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Melbourne



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