A loan of $700 helped to purchase construction materials to finish a wall.


Maricruz's story

Maricruz is 43 years old, married, and has lived in low-income housing for six years with her son and daughter-in-law since her husband had to go to the United States ten years ago to work to improve their family's quality of life. Maricruz works as a sewing machine operator at a local factory. She works ten hours a day from Monday to Friday in order to meet the financial needs of her household.

She has slowly been making improvements to her house. About four years ago she installed bars on the windows and doors. Her latest improvement was to build a wall in front of her house. She shared the cost with her neighbor because it would be more economical. She also painted her house outside and inside.

Maricruz knows that the only way to finish her house is piece by piece. She knows it would be impossible to finish it in the blink of an eye, so she is asking for help to continue the wall in front of her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd


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