A loan of $800 helped to repair her house and buy construction materials.

Maria De Jesus's story

María is 47 year old and originally from Granada. She has 3 children. She started off by selling bananas and later she sold fruits and vegetables. Currently she has been selling vigoron [a traditional Nicaraguan dish with cassava and pork rinds] for 35 years and she does it by herself. She goes out to make her sales in the surrounding neighborhoods. She has consistent customers and she feels good about her accomplishments where she has been working.

She is requesting the loan to repair her home. She wants to buy construction materials since her house is very humble and is lacking many living conditions. She also needs to give it a better appearance and have better conditions in her kitchen where she prepares her delicious vigoron of Granada.

She is a woman who has fought to prepare her children for university degrees and give her house a boost since at first she didn't have a place to live, and she lived with her mother. Currently she bought for her father-in-law. Her wish is to finish constructing her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hannah Naomi Katz

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