A loan of $550 helped to install a solid floor.

Alma Rosa's story

Alma Rosa is 42 years old, married and has been working in a convenience store as a cashier for 2 years. She and her husband bought a lot of land on credit 25 years ago. Her husband, a builder by trade, has been slowly constructing on it using their savings. For Alma and her husband Jose to see their house finished is to have their dreams turn to reality, for 25 years ago, what is now their house, was then only a cardboard room where they could shelter their two children. Each wall in this house has great meaning for Alma for each one was built by the hands of her husband, with some help. On one side of the house they have a corridor that floods every time it rains and turns into mud. Alma needs backing to be able to put a solid floor for this corridor to avoid the flooding and be able to get to it even during the rainy season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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