A loan of $275 helped to build a bathroom and install a toilet, which will improve her family's health, safety, and person hygiene.

Maria's story

Maria is 55 years old. She is the mother of eight children, seven of whom are married and independent. She has a 13 year old girl who is in secondary school. She currently works as a domestic worker, which she has done for many years. This is how she managed to build her house, next to her ex-partner.

This is her second loan with Afodenic. Her goal is to build a bathroom with a toilet. It is currently build of plastic sheeting and old bags. She had not made a change because she didn’t have the capital, due to the fact that she must share in the cost of food, basic expenses, education, transportation, and she is out of money at the end of each month. She has been a single mother for many years.

However, she and her children are working hard to make this improvement since it is a huge necessity for better hygiene; when it rains, it is a bad situation. For this reason she will buy a toilet, cement blocks, sand, cement, re-bar, pipes for wastewater, glue, and other products. She will finish the project in order provide improved comfort and cleanliness for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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