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A loan of $400 helped to buy building materials.


Marina Isabel's story

Sra. Marina lives with her family in the municipality of Ticuantepe. Her goal is to finish building the kitchen and living room of her house and thus improve her family’s living conditions. Her husband works for a private company and helps her pay for household expenses. They have a baby girl.

For several years Marina has worked for a private company but her wages do not cover the cost of buying all the needed construction materials at one time. She is seeking a loan to buy sand, cement, rebar etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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