A loan of $450 helped to purchase construction materials to build the front wall.


Lesbia Rosa's story

Doña Lesbia is a tailor by profession and has also worked at a pre-school for several years. She learned the craft of sewing as a means to support her family of five children. Today her children are married.

She has been working with financing from Afodenic for six loan cycles, all for construction, as this is the most viable way to improve her home. With this new loan, she will build a front wall in order to improve safety. As her walls are covered with zinc metal sheeting, each year they must be replaced with wood, which becomes costly.

She will buy stone, cement, sand, metal, and planks to begin the construction of her wall. Each day, she is happy to be working toward her goal of having a decent home to live in.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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