A loan of $450 helped to seal the gap between the walls and roof of her house and to buy material to improve the drains.


Maria Elizabeth's story

Maria is continuing to invest in her business. Beforehand she only concentrated on her pig business, but now she has diversified into making food such as baho (local dish of beef, fried plantains etc.) soup, and fritanga (grilled meat and fried intestines) so she can earn more money and continue supporting her family.

With her last loan she managed to increase sales of pork and bought three more pigs.

Now Maria is seeking a new loan to seal the top part of the walls of her house with flat zinc which is used for this kind of work. Then dust wouldn’t be able to get into the house and bother her. Also the drains are in poor condition and dangerous. She would like to buy material to begin this work also.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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