A loan of $1,200 helped to build a room.

Melania Aurora's story

Melania continues working as a street vendor of clothes. She’s a seamstress by profession and has acquired customers to sell to and to fill orders for items they request like home appliances, cosmetics and clothes. Her profits have improved to help her family with household expenses. Her husband works as a driver and two of her children work in construction and the youngest is still in school. One of her difficulties has been that her youngest son has been sick with convulsions and she’s had to spend more money and has had less time available to go out to sell.

She used her previous loan to improve the front part of her house with a concrete wall. Now, with this new loan she’ll start to build a room in the rear which will also serve as a rear wall because the one that’s there now is her neighbor’s and it’s very flimsy. Because of this she’ll do the construction providing her children with more space and privacy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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