A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase construction materials to replace the roof on her home.


Carmen's story

Carmen is 54 years old and she is married with Feliciano. They have 9 children together but they only live with 4 of them. The lives in a house of their own located in the community of Bellavista. As a good mother she dedicates her body and soul in the care and development of her children. They are enrolled in post-secondary education in the country's capital city. She needs to proviD. them with a monthly allowance. Her income is earned through arduous work at her store where she sells basic needs products to the public in her community. She also cultivates potatoes, peas, and corn on her own farm land, located in the region of Alta D. Huandunga, where there is an irrigation channel at her disposal. As she mentioned, she has 15 years' experience and she feels very excited to sell her harvest to the wholesalers of the central market in Tarma. She also raises livestock, including rams, cows, and bulls. They help her plow the land and she also sells them as meat to the neighbors and butchers who visit her frequently. This is her first loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she is thankful for the support they have given her. The roof on Carmen's house is broken and water and dust are always coming in. For this reason she will invest her loan in installing a new roof entirely, maD. of more resistant materials.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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