A loan of $525 helped to pay for the construction materials she needs to improve her house.

Adriana Mercedes's story

Adriana Mercedes has been a teacher in El Sauce for many years. She is a woman of good habits, something she imparts to her students who are of all ages.

Adriana Mercedes is raising her three children to work in professional careers and to be useful members of society.

Adriana Mercedes is applying for a loan to improve her house. She plans to pay for construction materials--bricks, cement, sand, etc.--and labor to build a kitchen because she doesn't have one now. She wants to make the investment because it will improve the family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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