A loan of $400 helped to buy construction materials to build a covered porch in front of her house.

Esperanza's story

Esperanza continues her sewing work and selling sweets, ice, and ice cream. Her husband works always as a bricklayer. Their children are married.

Esperanza has always yearned to improve her house. That is where, with financing, she has managed to make progress in the long term. With her previous loan she managed to improve the bathroom and buy a toilet. They now have better hygiene.

Now, with this new loan, she will be able to build a covered porch made from zinc in front of her house. This will diminish the sun in the summer as well as the rain. In order to do so she will buy corrugated metal roofing, roofing beams, bolts, cement, sand, and other materials to start the work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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