A loan of $525 helped to buy construction materials to begin building a wall behind her house.


Silvia Mercedes's story

Silvia is continuing her business selling clothes and shoes as well as doing fast dressmaking. She is a single mother and has gotten ahead with her family. She has been improving her home little by little.

Two of her children are married and one is studying. Her goal is to continue building a wall since she has only completed the part in front and will now begin building the part in back. The wall on the side is her neighbor's. She would like to close off the back in order to provide more security for her family and her property.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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